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NBA Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings

1. Golden State Warriors

The reigning champs are currently 28-7 and seem to be finally hitting their stride. They didn’t bring in many new faces, the exceptions being Nick Young and Omri Casspi. The Warriors have three players averaging over 20 PPG (Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson).

2. Houston Rockets

The Rockets have one of the top offenses in the league and shoot the three at an absurd rate but if they keep falling, why not? James Harden is averaging 32.5 PPG. The addition of Chris Paul has paid off, he’s averaging 17.1 PPG and 9 APG.

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers started off the season with a 5-7 record but, behind LeBron James, the Cavs now have a 24-11 record sitting in 1st in the Central division. LeBron hasn’t lost a step, he’s shooting 56% from the field. The Cavaliers have a lot of new faces with Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Dwayne Wade, Jeff Green, and of course Isaiah Thomas who has yet to play due to injury.

4. Boston Celtics

The Celtics lost Gordon Hayward in the first game of the season but are getting quality minutes throughout their rotation. The rookie, Jayson Tatum, has stepped up for this Celtics team averaging 14.2 PPG. They only score 103.3 PPG but if they keep defending they’ll have a chance to take down the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.

5. Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry is having a disappointing season for the fans only averaging 16.1 PPG. DeMar DeRozan is leading the Raptors with 24.1 PPG. CJ Miles has been strong off the bench averaging 10 PPG.

6. San Antonio Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge is looking like the player he was in Portland. The Spurs have missed Kawhi Leonard for 30 games his season. He’s slowly making his way back to see more and more time on the court. The Spurs get their scoring throughout their lineup. Gregg Popovich is simply a coaching wizard that has a proven resume throughout the league.

7. Oklahoma City Thunder

With the new acquisitions of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, it’s taken some time getting used to eachothers games alongside Russell Westbrook. They’re sitting in 2nd place in the Northwest Division behind the Timberwolves. The Thunder’s defense has been the thing keeping the team in games.

8. Minnesota Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler was forced out of Chicago but is playing well with his old coach Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves have six players averaging in double figures.

9. Washington Wizards

The Wizards are currently in 1st in the Southeast Division behind stellar guard play from John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wizards had some injuries but will need to improve on the defensive end of the floor.

10. Indiana Pacers

The Pacers have surprised a lot of people this season, including myself. Victor Oladipo is playing his best basketball since entering the league averaging 24.9 PPG. Myles Turner continues to get better and is averaging 2.4 BPG. Domantas Sabonis, who they acquired in the Paul George trade is averaging 8.1 RPG. Something special looks like its happening in Indiana.

11. Milwaukee Bucks

12. Detroit Pistons

13. Denver Nuggets

14. Portland Trailblazers

15. New Orleans Pelicans

16. New York Knicks

17. Miami Heat

18. Utah Jazz

19. Philadelphia 76ers

20. Charlotte Hornets

21. LA Clippers

22. Chicago Bulls

23. LA Lakers

24. Sacramento Kings

25. Brooklyn Nets

26. Orlando Magic

27. Phoenix Suns

28. Dallas Mavericks

29. Memphis Grizzlies

30. Atlanta Hawks

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