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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2017, 06:45:32 PM »

Offline bopna

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Lost interest in their stupid analysis of everthing.
All they do is lick Lebron's tail and hype lonzo Ball..
Even if we beat the Warriors this week theyd still rank the Cs lower...so just aint caring at them tbh.

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2017, 07:01:18 PM »

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These rankings are meant to spur conversation - I get that.

For me, though - the only ranking that matters is right around the middle of June.

Boston has an EXCELLENT shot at making it to June the next few years.
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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2017, 11:04:42 PM »

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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #78 on: Today at 09:01:55 AM »

Offline Big333223

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I know there's no sense in putting any stock in these things but the Celtics have to be #1 this week, don't they?

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« Reply #79 on: Today at 09:08:49 AM »

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I know there's no sense in putting any stock in these things but the Celtics have to be #1 this week, don't they?

Which gives them more page clicks?

Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #80 on: Today at 09:09:31 AM »

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I think Houston or the GSW would likely beat us in a 7 game series and we would beat everyone else (except maybe the Spurs with a healthy Kawhi).  I don't think that's a crazy statement and I don't put a ton of stock in these lists anyway

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« Reply #81 on: Today at 09:09:54 AM »

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I know there's no sense in putting any stock in these things but the Celtics have to be #1 this week, don't they?


Should be?   Sure.

Must?   No.   Would anyone be shocked if Houston is number 1 hyping the return of Paul?   

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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #82 on: Today at 09:26:40 AM »

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The thing is, Power Rankings even though they take future considerations, they've always (or they should be) been heavily weighted by current circumstances. If continuing to win, even beating the best team in the NBA, doesn't give the Celtics some sort of bump in the rankings, then I don't know what to make of them.

Not that this crap has any merit, fun to look at week to week, but nothing else.

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« Reply #83 on: Today at 09:28:40 AM »

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Re: ESPN Ranks Celtics 3rd in NBA--Fair?
« Reply #84 on: Today at 09:31:46 AM »

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I think Houston or the GSW would likely beat us in a 7 game series and we would beat everyone else (except maybe the Spurs with a healthy Kawhi).  I don't think that's a crazy statement and I don't put a ton of stock in these lists anyway

I just do not get this Houston love over Boston.
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« Reply #85 on: Today at 09:39:23 AM »

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Now this is my rankings:

1. Golden State
2. Boston
3. Cleveland
4. Houston

Cavs get Thomas and Thompson back be hard to beat but have wait to see how Thomas is first..warriors r team to beat..

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« Reply #86 on: Today at 09:42:01 AM »

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Also with Kawhi Leonard out, Spurs r just a good team..OKC has no bench..Toronto is hard to figure out lol

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What do I think?  I couldn't care less to what ESPN thinks.  I hate ESPN and that includes 99% of their employees.

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Also with Kawhi Leonard out, Spurs r just a good team..OKC has no bench..Toronto is hard to figure out lol
Toronto is largely the same solid team as last year, they've just reworked their offense to take more 3s and less midrange shots and feature their depth more so than Lowry. It seems to be working for them so far overall.

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« Reply #89 on: Today at 10:00:03 AM »

Offline Fafnir

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Respect. They are #1.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21476052/nba-power-rankings-our-expert-panel-unveils-rankings-week-6
Kind of have to when you just beat GSW head to head given how these are "snapshot" rankings.

We'll fall once we lose one or two though. (which will eventually happen I think)