We have been conversing a good deal about worst-circumstance eventualities about the earlier 7 days in the NBA.
What is the worst-circumstance situation for LeBron James‘ Los Angeles Lakers — that they keep on to clearly show no sense of urgency, as LeBron recently put it, and besmirch LeBron’s legacy by missing the playoffs entirely?
What is the worst-circumstance situation for the Philadelphia 76ers — that Joel Embiid’s tender knee turns out to be a thing extra than just soreness or tendinitis, and the 76ers’ all-out drive this season ends with them as the clear No. 4 out of the top rated 4 teams in the East, and a next-spherical playoff bust?
What is the worst-circumstance situation for the Golden State Warriors — that this absurd setting up 5 isn’t going to rather jell, and they conclusion up losing a total 6 games in the playoffs en route to profitable their 3rd title in a row in any case?
Which is the topic of this week’s Power Rankings: What is the worst-circumstance situation for the relaxation of the season for each team in the NBA?
I’m conversing real looking worst-circumstance eventualities. I don’t signify, like, “Hey, LeBron and Brandon Ingram tore their ACLs on the identical play, this team is finished!” sort of worst-circumstance situation. Freakish accidents aren’t element of this equation …but lingering accidents, or gamers with extended damage histories — i.e., Joel Embiid — can be.
Below are this week’s Power Rankings: