NBA Power Rankings
NBA power rankings, rating the entire league from top to bottom. Our NBA power rankings are based mostly on how good teams really are, with recent performances taken into partial consideration. Updated regularly during the regular season, InsideHoops.com's NBA power rankings focus on the big, season-long picture.
2014 NBA POWER RANKINGS
Updated October 23, 2014
1) San Antonio (62-20) - The champs bring back their core. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are past their prime, but as a squad they're good for another title run.
2) LA Clippers (57-25 - Chris Paul, JJ Redick's shooting, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford's scoring, all very good, and championship contender-worthy, but they don't feel quite there just yet.
3) Cleveland (33-49) - Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love together means they should rise quickly, especially against a week East where lots of wins can be had.
4) Golden State (51-31 - Welcome new coach Steve Kerr. Will he be any better than Mark Jackson was, though?
5) Houston (54-28 - All offense, not a ton of defense. Talented, winning group. Chandler Parsons gone, Trevor Ariza on board.
6) Oklahoma City (59-23 - Good offense and defense, but rely too heavily on just a few players. Dropped in rankings because Kevin Durant is injured.
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