Welcome to the first weekly NBA Power Rankings from King James Gospel.
Tuesday night marks the beginning of another long march through the regular season. This summer provided us no shortage of notable free agent signings and key trades. Boston and Brooklyn completed a franchise-altering trade – for both sides – while the Houston Rockets vaulted from Western Conference playoff team to strong NBA Finals candidate.
We will see the return of Derrick Rose, already proving his superstar pedigree in the preseason. At some point Kobe Bryant will return from his Achilles injury, either rising like a hero from the dust to lead the Lakers into the postseason or to fruitlessly toil on an aging lottery-bound roster.
So with the opening slate of games less than 48 hours away, time to dive right in to these season-opening Power Rankings.
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