PBT's Power Rankings
Let the season begin!
Finally, the 2013-2014 NBA season is upon us. With the World Series in full swing and the NFL hitting the midway point it has been quite a busy fall season. Luckily, ProBasketballTalk is here to provide a glimpse into what's to come with Kurt Helin's season opening power rankings.
Check out Helin's full article here.
It will be no surprise to find the Heat reign supreme in the rankings, but find out who they will have to contend with to vie for a championship three-peat.
1. Miami Heat
When you are the two-time defending NBA champions, when you have the best player on the planet, when you won 66 games last season, including 27 in a row at one point, you start the season on top of the rankings. The road to a title still goes through Miami.
6. Oklahoma City Thunder
26. Boston Celtics
It’s going to be a long fall and winter in Boston. At least the city can be focused on the Red Sox/Patriots for a while. The Celtics do have nine first round picks in the next five seasons, which is good for a rebuild.
30. Philadelphia 76ers
I think they will win more than 8 or 9 games this season. Not many more, but more. The question is can head coach Brett Brown build the foundation of a winning culture amid all that losing?