What's up, people? This pat hearing with yard marker and today on power, ranking the NBA's championship contending class quick note Before I get into, uh, I only put three teams in the contending class right now.
The Bucks, the Lakers and the Clippers.
However, with the way the Raptor, Celtics and Nuggets have been playing lately, I could add some or to this championship contending class if I do this exercise again in a few weeks, UH, moving on to the three contenders at number one of the Milwaukee Bucks.
At a certain point, the Bucks regular season dominance is just too hard to ignore.
Their own pace for 70 plus wins this season they have is a historically good point differential.
When the honest is on the court, they're absolutely unsolvable there, plus 15 per 100 possessions when he's on the court.
But even when he goes to the bench there still plus nine, and in fact, in the five games that he's missed this season, the Bucks are a perfect five Notes.
Right now, they're just dominating, Uh, no matter who's on the court.
And yes, they may struggle in crunch time in the playoffs, but If they're up by 15 or 20 points, it won't matter.
I have L. A Clippers.
Despite being third in the West, I have the Clippers ranked ahead of the Lakers here.
I just feel that their team fits together better, and they have more players at positions that matter than the Lakers do.
They just beefed up their wing in front court position by adding Marcus Morris, the trade deadline, and they've been excellent.
Whatever Paul George and Kwai Leonard play together this season, the only issues that forecast with this team would be continuity.
Obviously, with all the injuries and load management, their best players haven't played together that much.
So that may rear its ugly head deeper in the playoffs and then also in close games.
They really only have Montrose Harold at center, and he's six foot seven, so very undersized.
UH, thus, if the Clippers have to face a team like the Nuggets in Nicola your kitchen second round and then have to go play the Battle of L.
A against LeBron in Anthony Davis and the Lakers that could really wear down a guy like Montrose Harold and Force Paul George quietly under Marcus Morris, those guys to really play out of position, so that could be talked for the Clippers and then a number three.
I have the Lakers.
They're starting to slip up a little bit lately, so this All Star break couldn't come at a better time.
However, there's still 40 and 12 so they're having an excellent season, their top five in both offensive and defensive ratings this year.
Um, they're one issue heading into the All Star break is they don't have a playmaker on the second unit, so I can't believe I'm saying this, But they might actually need to sign Dion waiters or Reggie Jackson if Jackson has bought out.
So those are my three.
Uh, there's the power rankings of my three NBA championship contenders again, the Celtics, Raptor and Nuggets are really on the fringe right now, and, uh, you know, if we do this in three or four weeks, they may have joined the championship contending class, this is Pat here with your barker signing off