Didn't really see a game thread where we can discuss the game outside of the game time chat so I figured I would create one. If someone is capable of stickying this thread so it can stay on the top and not be scattered around, please feel free to do so.
Alright, as usual we have nba.com power ratings here. It's quite fun to follow these ratings over the course of the season, and it seems this year we start higher than usual. Most nba journalists like the team, so here we go (#1-#4 are DEN, MIL, BOS & PHX):
With an impressive re-shuffling of the roster at the trade deadline last season, the Lakers went from 13th place to the Western Conference finals. With the new group together for a full season, they shouldn’t have to dig out of such a big hole.