2 Weeks in the books – Power Rankings time!

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From top to bottom, the Western Conference hasn’t been too crazy, but the Eastern Conference has been something else.

  1. Indiana Pacers (8-0): Paul George has been on a tear offensively and Roy Hibbert is already making claims about the DPOY. They really want Home Court come playoff time, they’re a confident bunch.
  2. San Antonio Spurs (6-1): Not scoring as much as they did last year, but they’ve given up the second fewest points in the NBA thus far. Parker has lead the way scoring at 19 a game at a excellent 52% clip.
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder (5-1): 4 wins in a row for OKC, no coincidence that Russell Westbrook has been back for those 4 games either. Production from young guys like Lamb & Adams has OKC looking dangerous.
  4. Miami Heat (5-3): The Heat have struggled a bit, Wade & Bosh have both missed a game each early on, they’re dead-last in Rebounds per game (33.1) but the MVP has looked impressive as ever, they’ll be just fine.
  5. Golden State Warriors (5-3): 3/5 of there wins have been 20+ point blow-outs. The addition of Iggy makes them so, so dangerous.
  6. Portland Trailblazers (5-2): Mo Williams finally gives them depth to there bench & there core 4 is healthy and playing very well ( Aldridge, Lillard, Batum & Matthews )
  7. Houston Rockets (5-3): At the end of the day, Jeremy Lin is the answer at PG > Patrick Beverley but Lin has played well off the bench. Oh, and Dwight Howard has been kinda good – 17/15/2 blocks.
  8. Los Angeles Clippers (5-3): The Clippers have the highest scoring team in the league thus far with CP3 playing at an MVP level early on – have played 0 defense, Doc will turn that around.
  9. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-3): The addition of the Kevin’s; Martin in FA & Love back from injury has been a dynamic scoring duo ( highest scoring duo in the league ).
  10. Memphis Grizzlies (3-4): Being lead by Mike Conley in scoring (19 PPG) doesn’t seem the long-term answer for Memphis, do they have enough to be a threat in the West?
  11. Chicago Bulls (3-3): Although just 3-3, the past game vs. Cleveland was the most complete performance for D-Rose & finally, bench production for Chicago – mostly Dunleavy with 15.
  12. Phoenix Suns (5-2): The Suns quite frankly, are a fun team to watch & Eric Bledsoe is a star in the making minus the turnovers.
  13. Dallas Mavericks (5-3): Dirk & Monta have 41 PPG between the 2 & have 6 others that avg. from 7-13 PPG = Balanced scoring.
  14. New York Knicks (2-4): Losing Tyson is the one guy they could not afford to lose – It’s time for Melo to will his team to W’s while Tyson is gone. They could be a lot lower than 13 next time my power rankings go up.
  15. Atlanta Hawks (4-3): Al Horford, one of the more underrated players in the league & Paul Millsap have played solid to help the Hawks have a +.500 record early on.
  16. Philadelphia 76ers (4-4): The story has been about MCW, but how about Evan Turner; 23/6/3 on 50% FG’s or Spencer Hawes; 16/11/3 on 54% FG’s?
  17. Boston Celtics (4-4): Everyone seems to adore Brad Stevens, I do as well and Boston lead by the other J. Crawford ( Jordan ) have won 4 games in a row after starting the season 0-4.
  18. Brooklyn Nets (2-4): The plan Kidd had in 1 of there W’s was 13 man rotation anywhere from 10-25 minutes, seemed very promising, but has only tried it once.
  19. Los Angeles Lakers (4-5): Wins over LAC & Houston have been promising but have also been blown out 3 times. The Lakers have needed the 3 ball & bench to succeed, it must continue to even have a chance at a playoff spot.
  20. Washington Wizards (2-4): John Wall & Bradley Beal seem to be one of the brightest back-courts in the entire league but have yet to show up on a consistent basis.
  21. New Orleans Pelicans (3-5): Truth be told, Anthony Davis is on the verge of becoming a super-star. Gordon/Holiday/Evans needs to play better, plain and simple.
  22. Cleveland Cavaliers (3-5): Kyrie has been Kyrie for 1 game, Andrew Bynum is back playing basketball, not bowling, but the Cavs are the 2nd lowest scoring team in the entire league.
  23. Detroit Pistons (2-5): The Pistons have a very nice core 4 ( Jennings, Smith, Monroe & Drummond ) that have to get more time together & accompanied with veteran leadership from Chauncey Billups, but they’re off to a slow start.
  24.  Charlotte Bobcats (3-4): Playing a 9-10 man rotation has been the most successful point of attack for the Cats early on. Nice young talent & Kidd-Gilcrest seems to be gaining an idea how to be an NBA player – 12/6 on 57% FG’s.
  25. Toronto Raptors (3-5): Rudy Gay took 37 shots in 1 game, 37, your eyes have not deceived you.
  26. Orlando Magic (3-5): Victor Oladipo has played well, early on this season, but no Tobias Harris so far this season hasn’t helped Orlando one bit.
  27. Denver Nuggets (2-4): The Nuggets, missing Gallo have been struggling, and have rumored in moving the Manimal, one of the youngest and brightest players…from so good last year to so…not.
  28. Milwaukee Bucks (2-4): Larry Sanders out for 6 weeks, Ersan has BARELY touched the floor & Nate Wolters is there starting PG, not much has gone right.
  29. Sacramento Kings (1-5): DeMarcus Cousins & Isaiah Thomas have been very, very good. Everyone else? Just no.
  30. Utah Jazz (0-8): Gordon Hayward & Derek Favors got big new extensions, but missing Trey Burke doesn’t help, they’re going to be in the lotto during next years draft, they’re not any good.

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