NBA power rankings 2013 news has ESPN releasing its first list. In the final preseason NBA power rankings, the Miami Heat claim the top spot once again. Marc Stein released his new list on Monday (Oct. 28), giving fans a look at the teams before the regular season begins on Tuesday (Oct. 29). It should be no surprise that the two-time defending league champions still reside in that top spot. LeBron James looks ready to possibly take his team back to the finals for a fourth straight season.
The LA Clippers come in at the No. 2 spot with new coach Doc Rivers looking to give the team new life. Point guard Chris Paul has been locked up long-term and the duo of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan has a defensive minded coach there to show them how to excel on the other end of the court. The team could be very dangerous this season. As could the No. 3 San Antonio Spurs, as the roster returns nearly every player for yet another run at a title.
Finishing out the top are the Chicago Bulls thanks to the return of point guard Derrick Rose and the Houston Rockets with Dwight Howard now playing center. The tandem of Howard and James Harden could be very exciting for fans to watch all season. It suddenly makes the franchise a real contender in the Western Conference as well, but they might only go as far as Jeremy Lin can lead them.
The rest of the top 10 in the 2013 preseason NBA power rankings are the Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies, and Oklahoma City Thunder (in that order). There are quite a few teams from the West at the top, but that has become an expectation lately. As for the teams ranked as the worst in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers are last, with the Phoenix Suns slated as being just slightly better.
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