Pickswise NBA Power Rankings Week 15 - Best Team In History?
The NBA is getting closer to the All-star break and as they enter week 15 of the season the action is heating up all across the league. Here are the week 15 NBA power rankings.
1. Golden State Warriors
The Warriors return to the top of the power rankings with DeMarcus Cousins in the line-up the Warriors look like they will be hard to upend going forward. The Warriors have won seven straight and it doesn’t look they will be losing any time soon.
2. Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks have jumped back into the top two after a 3-0 week. They are also currently on a four-game winning streak.
3. Toronto Raptors
After spending last week atop the power rankings the Raptors have dropped a bit after going 2-1 in their last three games. Without Kawhi Leonard Toronto is 10-2.
4. Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets fell to the Warriors and ultimately went 2-1 last week and dropped to second in Western Conference.
5. Indiana Pacers
The Pacers were able to go 3-1 in week 14 and continue to stay around fifth in the power rankings.
A shot by Paul George kept the 76ers from a perfect week but they still managed to go 2-1.
7. Houston Rockets
The Rockets were able to get an overtime victory over the Lakers on Sunday as Eric Gordon has returned to the line-up for Houston. The Rockets are coming off a 2-1 week.
8. Boston Celtics
Three straight wins for Boston along with seven of their last 10 games has the Celtics right where they need to be.
9. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder are trending down after going 1-2, but a win over the 76ers has them still in the hunt.
10. Utah Jazz
The Jazz had a very successful week going 3-0. The Jazz is on a six-game winning streak.
11. Portland Trail Blazers
Winners of seven of their last 10 games.
12. San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are trending down after a 2-2 week.
13. Brooklyn Nets
One of the hottest teams in the East, Brooklyn is rolling. A 3-0 week says as much.
14. Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers may be in trouble with no Lonzo Ball, Lebron or Rondo in the line-up they are looking for answers. They did go 2-1 in their last three games.
15. Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield helped lead the Kings to a solid 2-1 week.
16. Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are struggling after a miserable 1-3 week.
17. Miami Heat
A loss to the Pistons has Miami at a crossroads.
18. Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets are trending up after going 3-1.
19. Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Rose has been a positive for Minnesota, but they still look like a team on the outside looking in especially after a 1-2 week.
20. New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans hopes have been hampered once again as Anthony Davis is out with an injury to his index finger. Playoff hopes seem dead.
21. Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic is on fire, but the team as a whole is on the way to another missed post-season. Going 0-3 doesn’t help.
22. Detroit Pistons
One and a half games outside eight place in the East, the Pistons need to find ways to get the job done, but 2-2 and already starting this week behind the eight ball the Pistons could be in trouble.
23. Washington Wizards
The Wizards had one game last week and they got the win against the Knicks in London, England.
24. Orlando Magic
A good start to the season, but Orlando is far from how they started after going 0-3 again.
25. Memphis Grizzlies
This Grizzlies squad has seen the highs and lows this season and after struggling to a 0-4 week Memphis has completely fallen out of playoff contention.
26. Atlanta Hawks
Their young line-up is coming into its own, the Hawks seem like they are jelling well and could be in for a bright future. A 1-1 week is a decent start.
27. Phoenix Suns
The Suns are nowhere close to being anything less than an early lottery team once again. Going 0-4 only helps their lottery chances.
28. New York Knicks
The Knicks only had one game this past week and they lost against the Wizards. Trending down.
29. Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zazic has been the bright spot for the Cavs, but there haven’t been any other bright spots for this team.
30. Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have finally gotten healthy, but now they are without their best defender as rookie Wendell Carter Jr will be out a couple months due to most likely having to have surgery on his thumb. The Bulls hit the bottom of the rankings again after going 0-3.Last updated: Wed 23rd January 2019