2018-19 NBA Power Rankings: The naughty and the nice in Week 11

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On this special Christmas edition of NBA Power Rankings, it’s time to take a look at the naughty and the nice for all 30 teams in Week 11.

Merry Christmas, NBA fans! Though this day is made for spending time with friends and family, there’s certainly nothing wrong with ingesting a little professional basketball at the same time on one of the biggest days of the NBA calendar!

So for those of you looking to kill some time before Christmas dinner is ready, or in need of some reading material during the breaks of today’s five-game slate, it’s time for some new NBA Power Rankings.

In Week 11, out power rankings will be operating as usual, but we’ll also be doing something a little different in the spirit of the holiday season. We’ve already taken a look at what each team has at the top of its 2018 Christmas wish list, so for the penultimate NBA Power Rankings of the calendar year, we might as well mix it up a bit with a “Naughty and Nice” rendition.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at both the naughty and the nice for all 30 teams — trends or stats that are worrisome, along with the things each fanbase has to feel good about.

While teams like the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets are trending in the right direction with some nice play, a few others like the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Pelicans have been downright naughty lately. To sort it all out, here are the latest NBA Power Rankings.