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    Default Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Who do you say are the five best NBA teams as we enter the 2021-22 season?

    And feel free to include an honorable mention or two, if necessary.

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Bucks - The champs
    Nets - If Kyrie gets vaxxed they should be able to push the Bucks
    Suns - A year older, can they repeat their success?
    Nuggets - Injuries derailed them but they are pretty stacked
    Jazz - A defensive misstep ended their season, can they adjust?

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny98 View Post
    1. Lakers

    Gap

    2. Nets
    3. Bucks
    4. Suns
    5. Dallas
    I don't think there's a gap between the Lakers and Nets at all. It's a tossup for top two. And I don't see Dallas as being a top team. I'm going to go out on a limb and replace Dallas with Miami. Heat are going to shock everyone this year.





    Honorable mentions to the Bulls and the Warriors.
    Last edited by Full Court; 09-27-2021 at 01:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    1. Hawks
    2. Nets
    3. Bucks
    4. Nuggets
    5. Lakers

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Serious rankings, please!

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    1 Nets
    2 Lakers
    3 Bucks
    4 Suns
    5 Clippers when healthy, but Miami until proven otherwise

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Quote Originally Posted by insidehoops View Post
    Serious rankings, please!
    Mine is 100% serious. I don't follow narratives

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Nets. easy favorite imo. Best big 3 in league with really good supporting pieces too. will be a historic offense, defense is a bit underrated. They dont play any awful defenders and only harden/kyrie are below average. Getting rid of deandre is addition by subtraction.

    Bucks. gotta give the defending champs some credit. Think they'll have a better regular season that last year with less covid issues, another year for their big 3 together, and being used to playing other defensive schemes now. Milwaukee wasnt as dominant last regular season because bud was trying new things on defense besides drop coverage. Holiday/Giannis/Lopez can anchor better than just the 10th best defense. Made some nice small upgrades in grayson and hill.

    Lakers. More talented big 3 than bucks but they're relying on one of their young guards to break out or the supporting cast isnt special. Also room for regression from multiple guys due to age. They'll still be really good and be top 10 on defense since with vogel(but I doubt they'll be top 5).

    Jazz. I like them over suns. Suns have more upside for sure but the Jazz were a historically good regular season team by srs with a huge edge over any other team and then got injured in the playoffs. conley/ingles definitely could be worse but mitchell should get even better too and I could see bojan back at the level he was 2 years ago, slumped a little last year. Also for the suns, paul is so old and yes he was still their best player last year.

    Heat. I'm on the hype train. They're a top 5 defense and I think offense is a little underrated because they dont have good spacing. They still have great talented though I think it'll be like an average offense. Really like their big 3 and how they fit. It's not likely but herro or oladipo being all star caliber players could make them almost a superteam. PF position does worry me a bit, tucker is pretty useless during regular season now and only have markieff to back him up. They need one 3nD guy imo who can backup jimmy and play some 4(james ennis would be solid)

    If nuggets or clippers or healthy, I would put them above the jazz but they're not.
    Last edited by NBAGOAT; 09-27-2021 at 02:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Lakers
    Nets
    Bucks
    Nuggets (Jamal Murray is coming back + Jokic)
    Jazz (As long as Gobert is healthy they will be top-seeded)

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Quote Originally Posted by k0kakw0rld View Post
    Lakers
    Nets
    Bucks
    Nuggets (Jamal Murray is coming back + Jokic)
    Jazz (As long as Gobert is healthy they will be top-seeded)
    Jazz aren't even top 10

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny98 View Post
    Jazz aren't even top 10
    poor Manny

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Lakers
    Nets
    Bucks
    Nuggets
    Jazz

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    Are we including RS or PS? Because Jazz are top 5 if we talk RS, and those jobbers are definitely not in the top 5 if we look into the PS. Especially Rudy's lanky ass getting exposed via small ball.

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    #1 Bucks
    #2 Nuggets
    #3 Suns
    #4 Jazz
    #5 Nets

    size/age/health/chemistry matters

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    Default Re: Rank the best five NBA teams heading into the 2021-22 season

    No excuses for kong and the lakers.

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