Pickswise NBA Power Rankings Week 15 - Best Team In History?

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Kaleb Kraus

NBA· 2 years ago

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I am Pickswise's NASCAR expert, also make picks on MLB, NHL, and both college football and basketball. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I have followed NASCAR since I was little. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State Universities School of Journalism.

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.

6.Philadelphia 76ers

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.

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