The NBA season tips off tonight, so what better time to roll out some preseason power rankings than the morning of? á 1. Los Angeles Lakers The champs begin their title defense tonight, when the Clippers "come to town." á 2. Boston Celtics Will the Rondo contract situation have much of an effect on the rest of the team? I'm leaning towards "no." á 3. Orlando Magic No contender underwent more of an offseason makeover than Orlando did. Here's hoping Dwight Howard can take a few more steps towards becoming a truly dominant offensive center. á 4. San Antonio Spurs The Spurs reloaded after a disappointing first-round exit in the playoffs last season, and are once again legitimate contenders. á 5. Cleveland Cavaliers If there's ever been a team that needs to win a championship, it's the 200 ...
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