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Scouting Reports

Oct. 29, 2001
Oct. 29, 2001

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Oct. 29, 2001

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HOW WE RANK THEM

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Orlando Magic (3)*
2. Milwaukee Bucks (5)
3. Philadelphia 76ers (6)
4. Toronto Raptors (8)
5. New York Knicks (11)
6. Washington Wizards (13)
7. Charlotte Hornets (14)
8. Miami Heat (16)
9. Atlanta Hawks (17)
10. Indiana Pacers (20)
11. Boston Celtics (23)
12. New Jersey Nets (24)
13. Cleveland Cavaliers (25)
14. Detroit Pistons (26)
15. Chicago Bulls (29)

*LEAGUE RANKING, 1 TO 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Los Angeles Lakers (1)
2. San Antonio Spurs (2)
3. Sacramento Kings (4)
4. Dallas Mavericks (7)
5. Minnesota Timberwolves (9)
6. Portland Trail Blazers (10)
7. Utah Jazz (12)
8. Los Angeles Clippers (15)
9. Phoenix Suns (18)
10. Houston Rockets (19)
11. Golden State Warriors (21)
12. Seattle SuperSonics (22)
13. Denver Nuggets (27)
14. Memphis Grizzlies (28)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Magic over Bucks

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Lakers over Spurs

NBA FINALS
Lakers over Magic

Player Value Rankings (PVR) We ranked the NBA's players from 1
(the best) to 348 based on our projections of their statistical
production this season. The categories considered were points,
rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots, field goal percentage,
free throws made and three-pointers made. We also took into
account each player's career stats as well as his role on his
team, his prospects for improving or declining, his injury
history and his physical condition. Using these criteria, we
determined each player's PVR, which appears next to his name in
his team's projected lineup.

PROJECTED LINEUPS AND PLAYER VALUE RANKINGS COMPILED BY DAVID
SABINO

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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/NBA ENTERTAINMENT MAGICIAN Tracy McGrady will levitate Orlando in the East, but the last act will belong to L.A.