NBA Power Rankings for Week 1 of the games
With the conclusion of Tuesday nights NBA games, let’s take a look at the Power Rankings going into the Week 2 with the Philadelphia 76ers 3-1 start shocking everyone who were expected to contend for the worst record in NBA history.
1. Indiana Pacers (4-0)- Guard Paul George is healthy and ready to lead the charge.
2. Houston Rockets (4-1)- So far the Dwight Howard and James Harden duo is working.
3. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-1)- A healthy Kevin Love (29.6 points 14.6 rebounds) can do wonders for a team.
4. Miami Heat (3-2)- LeBron James admits to maybe minor chemistry problems on the team… we shall see the effects.
5. Los Angeles Clippers (3-1)- Gave a beat down to the Rockets on Monday night.
6. San Antonio Spurs (3-1)- Welcome back Tim Duncan and a resurgent Manu Ginoboli.
7. Golden State Warriors (3-1)- It’s the Stephen Curry 3-point show on pace for 437 triples!
8. Dallas Mavericks (3-1)- Dirk Nowitski and Monte Ellis getting it done so far.
9. Oklahoma Thunder (2-1)- With PG Russell Westbrook back sooner then expected, expect them to start climbing up the rankings.
10. Philadelphia 76ers (3-1)- They were ranked last to start the season, but thanks to some quality wins, they deserve a Top 10 ranking for now.
11. Brooklyn Nets (2-2)- They need a Miami like performance every night if they want to contend for top billing in the East.
12. Chicago Bulls (1-2)- Derrick Rose will continue to improve but the Bulls need more scoring.
13. Memphis Grizzles (2-2)- Both road losses were on the road to San Antonio and Dallas.
14. Phoenix Suns (3-1)- Eric Bledsoe is shinning bright in the desert sun.
15. Portland Trailblazers (2-2)- Big home win against the Spurs with Tim Duncan back in the lineup, but spanked at home by the Rockets.
16. Detroit Pistons (2-2)- Brandon Jennings is back from his injury early and ready to lead.
17. Orlando Magic (2-2)- Young and ready to play with rookie Victor Oladipo.
18. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2)- Did we mention Andrew Bynum is playing this year?
19. Los Angeles Lakers (2-3)- Still young, still athletic, still Kobe-less. When Kobe, when? Xavier Henry looking great early.
20. Toronto Raptors (2-2)- It’s Rudy Gay’s team now.
21. Charlotte Bobcats (2-2)- Can Al Jefferson shake off his ankle problems?
22. Atlanta Hawks (2-2)- Safe to say the Hawks miss Josh Smith. PG Jeff Teague has been a bright spot.
23. New York Knicks (1-3)- The Knicks are hearing the boos already at home after Bobcats beat them.
24. Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)- Center Zaza Pachulia is averaging 13 points and 7.7 boards a game so far.
25. New Orleans Pelicans (1-3)- Second-year center Anthony Davis the lone bright spot with averages of 23.7 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks his first week.
26. Washington Wizards (0-3)- And to think everybody was talking a playoff team before the season. It’s early but win one first.
27. Sacramento Kings (1-3)- DeMarcus Cousins needs help and G Isaiah Thomas may be the answer averaging 19 points and 4.7 assists.
28.Denver Nuggets (0-3)- Not what we expected from a team that made the playoffs last year.
29. Utah Jazz (0-4)- Desperately need a point guard.
30. Boston Celtics (0-4)- Due to play the winless Jazz Wednesday night.