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There's that situation where you've been gone from work or school for a while, and upon your return, you meet someone you haven't seen in a while.
You're trying not to comment on how they've gained weight or that their hair looks like a rat's nest. So you immediately dive for the opening statement that in some way reflects what you've done in your time away.
So as we welcome back the NBA on Tuesday night, what would be the first thing out of these teams' mouths when they walk in through the door?
We'll make our best guess in the season-opening Power Rankings, which are influenced by injuries, uncertainty and the early-season jitters.
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