All season long, Head Dude has mocked my version of the Power Rankings... So I thought I'd unveil my rankings heading into the Playoffs for the Western Conference:
1) San Antonio
3) Golden State
8) L.A. Lakers
Obviously, the outlier in my rankings is Golden State; but keep in mind that this is a team with a healthy Baron Davis who essentially improved its roster by adding 3 all-stars in the middle of the season, while giving up no one of any value. It stole Stephen Jackson & Al Harrington from the Pacers, and added a healthy Jason Richardson to its roster. With Baron Davis playing as well as he's ever played, I have the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals against San Antonio before losing in 6 games.