Welcome to the very first installment of BTA's NBA Power Rankings, as we head into preseason, many of the major deals have been finalized, and teams are beginning to discover their true identities, making sure they are in a strong position to win games this season.
Some teams are in rebuilding mode, some teams are playoff bound, and some players are in strong contention for the Championship.
1. LA Lakers
The Lakers have lost Trevor Ariza (overrated) and added Ron Artest (under-appreciated). They also managed to re-sign Lamar Odom. Therefore, with their core still intact and significantly improved, how can you not rate the defending champions No. 1 at this point in time?
If there's one team that has a chip on its shoulder, ...
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