NBA Preseason Power Rankings
9/29/12 – The boldest moves of the offseason have been made. Teams will tinker as training camps near, but by and large their rosters are set. The Los Angeles Lakers had the best offseason with the acquisitions of Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and complementary role players like Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks. The Miami HEAT won’t willingly relinquish their title and have improved. The Nets have moved to Brooklyn and are suddenly neck-and-neck with the New York Knicks. The Philadelphia 76ers stake their claim with the acquisition of big-man Andrew Bynum. Meanwhile the Chicago Bulls will face much of the season without Derrick Rose. The Orlando Magic are starting over after dealing Howard. The New Orleans Hornets welcome rookie Anthony Davis.
Here is the NBA rankings offseason edition:
*** NBA Standings are based on how teams finished last season.