My NBA Power Rankings
By chicagocubsfan 01-06-2012 04:10 PM
I'll probably be doing this every other week or so. Tell me what you think.
1. Miami Heat 7-1 Look great so far despite letting teams back into the game after a big lead. The emergence of Norris Cole and the addition of Shane Battier are keys for them
2. Chicago Bulls 6-1 Deepest roster in the NBA in my opinion. The injury to C.J. Watson hurts their depth but they should be fine with the MVP and newly acquired Rip Hamilton running the backcourt.
3. OKC Thunder 5-2 Kevin Durant has mostly been a monster this season and if Russell Westbrook can work out the kinks in his game this could be their year.
4. Portland Trailblazers 5-1 Surprise of the year so far. I thought they would still be a solid team after Brandon Roy's unfortunate retirement but they have been awesome so far. Very, Very deep team.
5. Orlando Magic 5-2 Despite the uncertainty surrounding Dwight Howard they have been very good. Ryan Anderson's emergence as a big time player has been key
6. Denver Nuggets 5-2 Another powerhouse of the deep northwest division they are an incredibly deep team. Resigning Nene was key for them
7- Boston Celtics 4-3 Good but getting up there in age. Jeff Green's injury hurt their depth but Brandon Bass has been good so far this season.
8- Los Angeles Clippers 3-2 Great potential here, but they need to figure out how to play together.
9- San Antonio Spurs 5-2 Manu Ginobili's injury hurt them mightily, but I still see them being a playoff threat
10- Los Angeles Lakers 4-4Never discount a Kobe Bryant team, even though they have struggled so far this season.
11- Philadelphia 76ers 3-2- Look solid so far this season, Evan Turner is stepping up his game and Jrue Holiday is a stud.
12- Atlanta Hawks- 4-3 An enigma. They are deep but seem to play better away from home
13- Indiana Pacers 4-2- Good Defensive team. Collison is a good pg.
14- Dallas Mavericks 3-5 Disappointing so far, need to pick it up.
15- Houston Rockets 2-4- Lowry has been a beast so far.
16- Utah Jazz 3-3 Great front line depth on the team, Favors and Kanter are great prospects.
17- NY Knicks- 2-4 Not very high on their depth, coach, or backcourt. But Melo, STAT, and Tyson Chandler they have a good core
18- Memphis Grizzlies 3-3 Their loss of Zach Randolph will hurt them greatly
19- Minnesota Timberwolves-2-4 Kevin Love is the best PF in the game right now and Ricky Rubio has brought excitement to the team
20- Golden State Warriors 2-4- If Stephen Curry can stay healthy they have a great 1-2 punch with Monta Ellis.
21- Cleveland Cavaliers 3-3 While he might not be Lebron James, Kyrie Irving shows great potential
22- Toronto Raptors- 3-3 Bargnani and Calderon have been playing great this season.
23- Sacramento Kings 3-5- Good young team that could surprise some.
24- New Orleans Hornets 2-4 Eric Gordon is a stud
25- Milwaukee Bucks- Solid defense, just can't score
26- Detroit Pistons 2-4 Greg Monroe looks to have a great future
27- Phoenix Suns 2-4 Steve Nash can only do so much with this squad.
28- Charlotte Bobcats- 2-4 Not a very good defensive team at all.
29- Washington Wizards 0-6- With John Wall and Jevale Mcgee their future is bright, however I think Flip Saunders needs to go.
30- New Jersey Nets 1-6 With Brook Lopez out I do not see a starting caliber player besides Deron Williams on the roster.
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