NBA Tip-off 2016 Power Rankings 

Paul George, Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers could be the surprise of the NBA this season.

The 2016 NBA regular season is mere hours away from tipping off. Of course, as usual, the defending NBA champs take the court first.  They also, of course, receive their championship rings. That means we’ll see Lebron and the Cavs get their hardware before they face Derrick Rose and the New York Knicks tonight on TNT. While, I predict the Cavs will repeat as champs, there is one team that could be a spoiler. The Indiana Pacers. 

The Pacers made some impressive moves in the off-season, and Paul George is one-year removed from his first season off that horrific leg injury he suffered in 2014. 

The Pacers are pretty deep and possess one of the better starting fives with Jeff Teague over from at Atlanta to play point, Monta Ellis, PG-13, Myles Turner, and Thaddeus Young. Al Jefferson, could be first off the bench in the front court, and there’s Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles leading the way off the bench in the back court. Larry Bird, wanted a team that could be more up-tempo, and this team should deliver. 

 Needless to say, the Pacers are highly thought of here on SportsandSwag.com and these power rankings show that. So, without further ado, The NBA Tip-off 2016 Power Rankings, here on Sports & Swag!

 1. CAVALIERS

 2. WARRIORS

 3. CLIPPERS

 4. SPURS

 5. PACERS

 6. RAPTORS

 7. CELTICS

 8. BLAZERS

 9. BUCKS

10. THUNDER

11. JAZZ

12. ROCKETS

13. GRIZZLIES 

14. KNICKS

15. PISTONS

16. TIMBERWOLVES 

17. BULLS 

18. WIZARDS

19. HAWKS

20. HORNETS

21. HEAT

22. MAVERICKS

23. SUNS


24. LAKERS

25. PELICANS

26. MAGIC 

27. NETS

28. NUGGETS

29. KINGS

30. SIXERS


So, there you have it. Sports & Swag’s NBA Tip-off 2016 Power Rankings is complete. For much more on the NBA and sports in general, visit sportsandswag.com throughout the season. 



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