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Rankings are updated every Monday of the NBA season.

Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 9-1
▲ 1
The Grizzlies have been healthy and they are taking the league by storm in the tough west.
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 8-1
▼ 1
Houston doesn’t have any problems as they’ve been able to win in most situations.
3 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 8-3
▲ 3
Resting Derrick Rose is a good thing for the Bulls. Their main goal is the NBA championship, and it helps that they knocked off Toronto this week.
4 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 7-2
▼ 1
Klay Thompson has been the best of the “Splash Brothers.” They’ve seen a great start to a promising season.
5 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 7-3
▲ 7
Portland is one of the most complete teams in the NBA.
6 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 5-3
▲ 9
Everybody is worried about Cleveland and their early losses. They shot the lights out in a win over Atlanta.
7 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 8-2
▼ 3
Toronto had a chance to beat Chicago, but they weren’t ready for a showdown. Otherwise, the Raptors are the real deal.
8 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 7-3
▲ 3
Dallas played Philadelphia and it was embarrassing. Look out for the Mavericks.
9 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 7-2
Wizards are waiting for Bradley Beal to get back in the lineup. Quickness in the backcourt and a solid front court works wonders.
10 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 5-3
▼ 3
The Clippers have some missed opportunities early, but they’ve maintained a winning record.
11 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 5-3
▲ 6
Right now it’s all about Anthony Davis. Even in the tough west, the Pelicans may be a sleeper team this season.
12 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 5-4
▼ 2
It’s low for the Spurs, but they haven’t even begun to play their best ball.
13 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 5-4
▲ 3
Atlanta didn’t guard the three-ball well against Cleveland. But they still have a winning record to start the season.
14 Miami Heat Miami Heat 5-4
▼ 9
Miami is trying to find their early rhythm without Lebron James. Chris Bosh already looks more comfortable in the offense.
15 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 6-4
▼ 7
Once Sacramento learns how to hold onto big leads, they’ll be playoff worthy. That might happen this season.
16 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 4-5
▼ 3
The starting lineup is tall, and they can shoot. Brooklyn is still trying to mesh new pieces together.
17 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 5-5
▼ 3
Phoenix might have the quickest backcourt in the NBA. They’ll still have a tough time making the playoffs in the west.
18 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 4-7
▲ 2
They’ve been bolstered by a pair of buzzer beaters already. Utah is a fun team to watch.
19 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 4-5
▲ 3
Milwaukee already looks more competent than last year.
20 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 4-6
▼ 1
Charlotte has started off slowly, but they should be a factor in the Eastern conference.
21 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 4-7
▲ 8
The Pacers are a new looking team, but Hibbert gives them a presence inside.
22 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 4-7
▲ 3
Orlando is one of the more exciting young teams in the NBA. As they get better, a playoff spot may be in the picture.
23 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 3-7
▲ 1
No Russell Westbrook. No Kevin Durant. In addition to a host of other injuries, OKC is not doing that bad.
24 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 3-7
▲ 2
The Pistons are a work in progress. The front line can cause damage for every opponent.
25 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 3-5
▼ 7
Boston is still a work in progress. They had Cleveland on the ropes earlier in the week, just to lose it.
26 New York Knicks New York Knicks 3-8
▼ 3
The Knicks earned a huge win on Sunday after losing seven straight.
27 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 2-7
▼ 6
Once again, the Timberwolves have a promising future, but it doesn’t look to be right now.
28 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2-7
▼ 1
The Nuggets got blown out by the New York Knicks on Sunday.
29 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 1-8
▼ 1
it’s the Kobe show, and they haven’t fared well in the win column.
30 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 0-9
The 76ers haven’t won a game, plain and simple.

 

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