Pickswise NBA Power Rankings Week 17

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Kaleb Kraus

NBA · 3 years ago

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Pickswise's Esports expert. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.

The NBA is into February with the All-star break coming up here is a look at the week 17 Pickswise NBA Power Rankings. Some risers and fallers in this week’s rankings.

1. Golden State Warriors

The Warriors remain atop the power rankings, after a 2-1 week with a home loss against the 76ers.

2. Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks got easy wins over Detroit and Toronto before beating the Wizards on Saturday. The Bucks continues to look impressive.

3. Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have won six straight games, including going 4-0 in week 16, and has recaught the Warriors for the best record in the West.

4. Toronto Raptors

Trade Rumors may be growing, but Toronto is still holding steady in the top five of our power rankings, even after a 1-1 week.

5. Boston Celtics

The Celtics are into the top five of our power rankings, after a strong 4-0 week. They have won nine of their last 10 games.

6. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder are holding steady at number six after a 2-1 week. They had won seven straight before Sunday’s loss against the Celtics.

7. Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers have a quick start to week 17 with a game against Toronto. The 76ers may have had the best win last week when they got a road win at Golden State.

8. Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers had only one game in week 16 and they got a W. They added Rodney Hood in a trade with Cleveland.

9. San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs are back in the top 10 after going 3-0 in week 16. It gets harder with four straight road games this week.

10. Houston Rockets

The Rockets are trending down, after going 1-2, but don’t let that fool you, as James Harden continues to look unstoppable offensively.

11. Utah Jazz

The Jazz was on a hot streak winning nine of ten before going 1-2 in week 16.

12. Brooklyn Nets

The Nets were climbing higher and higher in the power rankings, but are holding steady after a 1-2 week.

13. Indiana Pacers

The Pacers will have to come up with answers as they continue to struggle without Victor Oladipo. The Pacers went 1-3 last week.

14. Sacramento Kings

The Kings are trending up after a 2-0 week. Four games at home this week for Sacramento.

15. Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers currently sit 8th in the western conference, and after a 1-3 week are trending down.

16. Los Angeles Lakers

The Anthony Davis trade discussions plus a fight for the final playoff spot has the Lakers near a breaking point.

17. Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets are trending back up after a solid 3-1 week.

18. Minnesota Timberwolves

The T-Wolves are in the hunt with the Clippers, Lakers, and Kings for the final spot in the West. A 1-1 week is promising.

19. Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic and the Mavs had a solid week going 2-1.

20. Miami Heat

It wasn’t a good week at all for Miami as they went 0-3.

21. Washington Wizards

The Wizards put up a good fight against the Bucks on Saturday and went 1-2 during the week. They are holding steady, but the John Wall injury news continues to plague Washington.

22. Detroit Pistons

The Pistons make a jump in the right direction after going 1-2 and starting this week with a win over the red-hot Nuggets. With back to back games against New York, the Pistons need to finish up strong before the All-star break.

23. Orlando Magic

It was a solid 2-1 week for Orlando, they seem to be trending in the right direction.

24. New Orleans Pelicans

It’s all up in shambles in New Orleans with the trade deadline approaching. They also went 1-2 last week.

25. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta is trending in the right direction after a 2-2 week.

26. Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizz continue to slip in the rankings now hitting a season-low 26th. Memphis is coming off a 1-3 week.

27. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs may have had its best week going 2-1.

28. Phoenix Suns

It was a tough 0-2 week for Phoenix.

29. Chicago Bulls

The Bulls remain steady at number 29 after a 1-2 week.

30. New York Knicks

It looks like the Knicks are set to shut it down and play for the number one pick. Especially after their major trade of Porzingis to Dallas. A 0-4 week helps with their chances.

 

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