The NBA has taken a turn since last week’s power rankings. A lot of the top teams have gone on losing streaks, while a bunch of middle-tier teams have started to figure things out.
For example, the red-hot Miami Heat have lost three games in a row. After they started the year as one of the best teams in the NBA, they now sit at 7-5.
In the middle, there’s a team such as the Toronto Raptors. They haven’t necessarily been bad, but they are sort of just leveling out in the middle of everything.
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Lastly, there’s a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder. After looking like the worst team in the league to start the year, they are now 5-6, having won four games in a row.
This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll jump into the top 15, but a big jump is in order. There could be more shakeups this week than there usually are in the power rankings from week to week.
Parity in the NBA is back, and there are a ton of different teams who could end up in the playoffs this year. That’s what makes them all so hard to rank.
Unlike last season when the Lakers, Bucks, Nets, and others dominated the top of the league, there’s no clear favorite this year. Well, outside of one team in particular.
Who ended up where in this week’s NBA power rankings? Which teams are on the rise and which teams are free-falling down the ranks as of late?