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2012-13 Baseline Power Rankings

Discussion in 'The Baseline : NBA 2K14 Online Association' started by JFace907, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

    Jul 1, 2010
    The monthly installment of the Baseline Power Rankings is making its debut in 2012, opening up with the Preseason Edition!

    Rank (Prv. Rank) Team Record Summary
    1. (UR) New York Knickerbockers PS The defending champs are ready for the new season. Not much has changed in terms of the roster but the development of Iman Shumpert is one to keep an eye on. The Knicks had to let Landry Fields and Bill Walker go, but that shouldn't hinder this team's chances of repeating.
    2. (UR) Oklahoma City Thunder PS The Thunder come back virtually the same team as last year. This team still needs a consistent third scorer. If Harden can play well throughout the whole season, this team may make another trip to the finals.
    3. (UR) Portland Trail Blazers PS GM BBJ made a monster deadline deal last year landing J-Smoove from the Atlanta Hawks and most experts feel the team really didn't catch stride until the playoffs last year and by that time they had run into the Buzzsaw known as the OKC Thunder. With a full season under their belts and the addition of Kevin Garnett this team is really prime to make a title run.
    4. (UR) Chicago Bulls PS 2 time All-Star and former MVP Derrick Rose is ready to lead his team to a title this year. After what was easily the most thrilling series in the playoffs the Bulls are looking for revenge against division foe Detroit and they may get it this year. Losing Asik does hurt this teams depth at the bigs but drafting 7 footer Alex Richmond out of Ohio State and signing FA Aaron Gray gives this team three bigs over 7 feet. Even if they aren't gifted shot blockers, the size alone will be altering shots like crazy.
    5. (UR) Detroit Pistons PS Did the Pistons overachieve next year? We think not. This team has a young core of talented kids that reminds us of the Baby Bulls about 6 years ago. Oddly enough, Ben Gordon found himself on that team as well. Bringing in vet Lamar Odom may be exactly what this team needs to put them over the edge. Not to mention the rumored trade of Metta World Peace. We'll see how the fans react to welcoming the man that invading their stands a little over a decade ago.
    6. (UR) Minnesota Timberwolves PS With these teams ability to keep Michael Beasley and sign Shannon Brown, this may be the highest scoring team in the West. I expect to see this team average over 105 points/game. The development of Derrick Williams will ultimately be what decides the fate of this team. His ability to hit jumpers and slash to the rack make this team hard to defend.
    7. (UR) Washington Wizards PS Another high scoring team that runs, runs, runs. Nick Young may be the best pure shooter in basketball with the retirement of Ray Allen. Rumors are this team addressed the defense and rebounding holes that plagued them in the postseason could put this team over the edge and turn them into an Eastern power.
    8. (UR) Toronto Raptors PS The question rises with this team as it does with the Pistons. Did this team overachieve? Again the answer is no. DeMar DeRozan is finally tapping into that potential and the offseason addition of Anthony Randolph really puts this team over the top. Not to mention Bill Walker. Walker can flat out score. This team may be sitting at 8, but it won't shock us one bit if they make a consistent home in the top 3.
    9. (UR) Los Angeles Clippers PS Only thing you need to know here, Chris Paul is big. This team must play with the looming free agency of Blake Griffin, but rumors are swirling that the Clippers have made it a goal to re-sign him by the All-Star break. If they can, this team can really flourish. With the addition of Alonzo Gee, they have a perimeter stopper to pair with Chris Paul and not just turn tables who feed guys to Jordan in hopes he can swat the shot.
    10. (UR) Memphis Grizzlies PS Did this team underachieve? Yes. After a sex scandal shook up Oakland and led to the eventual firing of GM Dru50, Memphis was eager to hire him. He has done a great job thus far keeping OJ Mayo and bringing in the most NBA-Ready prospect in Terrence Owens through the draft.
    11. (UR) Utah Jazz PS The Jazz are trying to shake off last year's second half disappointment as they improved their roster as much as they could with their limited cap space. The question remains with this team, do they use all these trade chips and hit the market hard? Or, do they wait it out and attack next year's FA market with reckless abandon?
    12. (UR) Orlando Magic PS Rejoice Magic nation. Rejoice. Dwight Howard is back in town as is 3-point sniper Ryan Anderson. This team just missed the playoffs and a lot of that was credited to the drama that surrounded Dwight Howard. Now with some stability, this team should be much better.
    13. (UR) Dallas Mavericks PS This team was ultimately hindered by CP3, D12, and D-Will not hitting the market. In what may be considered some panicky moves, the Mavericks signed themselves George Hill and Spencer Hawes. These players do add some explosive offensive skills but leaves them lacking defensively.
    14. (UR) Indiana Pacers PS This team is LOADED in the backcourt. However, the front court leaves A LOT to be desired. Especially offensively. David West returns and Ersan ilyasova are there, but 'Sova has never averaged more than 8 points/game in his career. And David West tooka near 3 point drop in production from last year.
    15. (UR) Phoenix Suns PS This team is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Steve Nash is facing what may be his last year in the league and they really have no backup in sight. This team looked GREAT to start last season before limping into the playoffs. Who was the real Suns? Unfortunately we think the ones that did the limping were the true Suns. We hope we're wrong because GM BDSDigital is a stellar GM who is not afraid to pull the trigger on a deal that will make his team better.
    16. (UR) Charlotte Bobcats PS Best offseason in the NBA. The top overall pick plus a great FA signing in Greg Oden makes this team a sexy sleeper pick to make the playoffs for most experts. This team can straight shoot the ball. Wes Matthews is a legit baller and Kemba Walker's game speaks for itself. We like this team to contend for at least the 7th seed.
    17. (UR) Philadelphia 76ers PS The Sixers lacked an interior presence last year and with the addition of Jon Graham this team took complete care of that. The 7 footer from Kansas can board and block shots with elite NBA talent already. Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday are monsters offensively and Evan Turner's development could put this team's perimeter offense among the top half in the East.
    18. (UR) Houston Rockets PS Houston, we may have a problem. After locking down the 2nd Overall pick in the draft this team went and picked up a combo guard from Hungary. They are already set at the point and 2-guard in Lowry and Martin. We're not quite sure what need Matyas Csiky fills, we just hope GM Papa Perry sure does...
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  2. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

    Jul 1, 2010
    Ah i screwed this up and posted it in the wrong thread. All that hard work
  3. sonn

    sonn Walk On

    May 22, 2011
    I think more infomation on this sex scandal is needed Dru50.
  4. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

    Nov 11, 2009
    Grat work JJ
  5. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

    Sep 13, 2009
    It had to do with me dressed in a Biedrins wig circa 2010 and 3 GS cheerleaders on our last road trip of the season. Pictures will cost extra.:p
  6. Mike E

    Mike E Earth Rocker

    Dec 30, 2009
    Great work. I am picking the Grizzlies as the Dark Horse to come out of the West. By mid-season, the horse may not be so dark. That team is loaded...no matter how many sand bags Dru50 puts in place.
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