áWith only a week to go until the good stuff starts, it's time to throw out some power rankings. Always a good debate, let's see how they stand: 1.áááááá ORLANDO MAGIC: Vince Carter was thrilled to get traded to Orlando. He lives there in the off season, but more importantly, playing behind D12 and Jameer Nelson means that VC finally gets his wish that he wonÆt be relied on to do all of the heavy lifting on offense. If this doesnÆt make him happy, nothing ever will. Even though Gortat wanted out, retaining him was a huge coup for the Magic. 2.áááááá L.A. LAKERS: IÆd still prefer to have Ariza over Artest simply because Ariza is wonÆt blow up at any point and also he thrived in his role as a sleeper on the Lakers offense. As long as Kobe stays healthy, the Lakers will like ...
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