Figured instead of having three different threads for our NBA teams we should just have one big thread. Pre-season is only a few weeks way. ESPN just came out with their player rankings and my goodness they are an absolute joke. No Kobe Bryant or Dwayne Wade in the top 5 and guess who is in their place? Derrick Rose who barely even played this year!!! :laugh1: I also think Dwight Howard is too high at #3. He just came off a major back injury and as we all know you never know how you're gonna return from something like that. They have LeBron at #1 and KD at #2 which I agree with, but the rest is absolutely ridiculous. Also I'm sure all you Mavs fans will be pissed off they have Melo over Dirk. Source: ESPN Also you can post your predictions for the season. I have Durant winning MVP. I'm not gonna make a championship prediction yet because I have no idea how this new Lakers team is gonna mesh. I'm not very happy with World Peace saying they're gonna win 70 games. We already have enough pressure from everyone in the media and he just added more. Miami got better by adding Ray Allen and OKC will simply get better withe experience. Boston also got better by adding Courtney Lee and Terry. I will also mention the Spurs. They had a great season last year surprising everyone by having the best record in the league. They looked poised for a championship run, but they peaked too early and lost to OKC. I won't write them off because every time I do that they prove me wrong. I think any one of those teams can win it all and I have a team like the Clippers and Mavs a chance to be that surprise team.