On a number scale, with the best team in the West being a 100, what would the Lakers number be?
(100 does not imply a perfect team, but simply the best team in the West that the scale is based on)
My ratings right now (and they're subject to change in the playoffs) would be:
1. San Antonio (with a healthy Parker): 100
2. OKC Thunder: 97
3. LA Clippers: 94
4. Denver: 90
5. Memphis: 88
6. Houston: 84
7. LA Lakers: 82
8. GS Warriors: 80
We're winning a lot more games lately, but I see things like us blowing a 16 pt lead against Atlanta (although we got the win) and then a Denver team, who beat us by 11, blow the same Atlanta team out. Yes, this was on a back-to-back, but I think it definitely solidifies we're a decent way behind Denver right now. By the time the playoffs start, I think we could definitely close the gap.
What are everyone else's ratings?