In Response to Re: Who are the elite teams of the NBA?:
[QUOTE]GK, You are right on all except the Lakers.  The Lakers are not elite so far this year.
Posted by concord27[/QUOTE]

concord, I feel the Lakers are still elite and if they end up with D-Howard, they go to the top of the list. If Bynum continues to play the way he started, the Magic won't have many options other than to trade for him.

The Celtics...definitey out of the running. Their lack of defense and rebounding have dropped them to the next tier.