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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Updated: October 13, 3:59 PM ET
Vote: Rate all 30 teams


A championship basketball team is only as good as the sum of its parts, so it's time to run some numbers as we get ready for the start of the 2008-09 NBA season.

As part of ESPN The Magazine's NBA preview, we're asking for your help in rating all 30 teams, SportsNation. How good is each team's offense, and how much of the load will it have to carry compared to the defense? Is your team stronger down on the blocks or out on the perimeter? What kind of guidance can it expect from the guy in the suit on the sidelines? Rate each team on a scale from 1-10, with 10 being the best, in five key categories.

Cast your votes below and look for the results in ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview, which hits newsstands on Oct. 24. And check out all of the Mag's online offerings.

You can also rank each position's key players: PG | SG | SF | PF | C | MVP | Defense

Simply click on the drop down box, select your team and cast your vote!