" makes me think it's personal... unlike urself who continually speaks negative about the team"
Extreme conclusion through faulty reasoning, are you a conspiracy theorist?
Just to point out, there are 10 teams in the league, not every team can win every game and not every team will make the finals, not every team will win the championship.
You’re confusing being realistic, pragmatic and honest with some nefarious negativity.
For all the change, Perth still have the MVP, Sydney are stacked, NZ are stacked, Hawks have an even better side than last year and Goorj that never missed the finals, SEM are even stronger than last year. Brisbane still have Patterson who may actually be fit from the start this time and Sobey that has come off an Olympics.
So, if you live outside a “world revolves around 36ers, how can they possibly not be good”, there are at least 4,5, probably 6 teams with better arguments for greater prospects.
Logue, Santamaria and most others have Adelaide around that ~7 mark. That’s a pretty realistic power ranking or prediction.
I don’t think anyone 1-8 are far off each other, it’s a very close league. I genuinely think if Adelaide had a decent defensive PF/C import as an addition, they’d be making a push for top 4. I suspect any adjustment import will end up coming in too late - quarantine may even have to happen for any international coming in with this latest variant doing the rounds. Some say you can’t just score a good defensive big this time of year, fair enough, but ultimately it does make it hard for 36ers to push up against some very stacked teams.