Marc Stein's weekly NBA Power Rankings are out and for the first time he has the Cavaliers in the Top-20. Moving up 4 spots from last week, Stein moved the Cavaliers up four spots to #18 this week, ahead of struggling playoff teams from last season like Milwaukee and Houston.
While it may seem like some of the talking heads are rooting for the Cavaliers, it is more self-serving for them to do so, which Stein describes:
Totally guilty of stealing this line from Adande, but can't resist -- This morning's standings supply the best if the playoffs started today setup of all time: No. 4 Cleveland would open against No. 5 Miami in Round 1.
Yea, I've been hearing that a lot lately. People are hoping the Cavaliers get into the playoffs and face the Heat in the first round. How great would that be??
Oh well, no need to count chickens right now.