It's time for another preseason tradition: breaking 30 NBA teams into tiers. Grouping teams -- as opposed to power rankings -- nudges you to consider the league holistically. It forces difficult choices, even if you know the boundaries between tiers are fluid and that you will be wrong : Why is Team X in the inner circle of contenders, but almost-equal-on-paper Team Y one tier lower? The Lakers got better, and that was the case before Talen Horton-Tucker destroyed the preseason.
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Eight NBA tiers - Rating all 30 teams, from top to bottom
Can the Portland Trail Blazers survive playing without two starters for an extended period? Late Monday night in the Pacific Northwest, the Blazers announced that CJ McCollum 's foot injury -- previously reported as a sprain -- was in fact a rare hairline fracture of the lateral cuneiform in his left foot. He'll miss at least the next four weeks before being reevaluated. McCollum's injury on Saturday night came two days after Portland lost starting center Jusuf Nurkic to a fractured wrist that will also sideline him an extended period.
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Several top Portland locales frequented by the gay and lesbian community include cruising venues. Also, with the city boasting so many microbreweries and hundreds of bars, there is an abundance of places to sip on a cocktail or craft beer. Festive events range from the big Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade to Black and Latinx pride events to a queer documentary film festival. It's easy to move about Portland by using its public transportation options, including the MAX light rail system, streetcars, and rideshares. From underwear nights at a bear bar to karaoke and live music, visitors will find Portland's gay scene full of excitement.
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