SB Nation Summer Power Rankings

Alexander Tamargo

Happy weekend everybody. Hope you are enjoying it. The weather in Madison is fantastic.

So a couple of weeks ago, the SBN NBA writers did a "power ranking" of the league. I assume most did it like I did, which was mostly off the cuff. I didn't spend a lot of time delving into advanced stats or anything. We wanted to get a consensus about where teams are heading toward the season. The results are in the table below.

Jason Patt wrote an article on this for the SBN NBA main page.

As you can see, the Wolves are the consensus 12th best team in the NBA. I think that's a fair but optimistic take on things, though it still puts them as the 7th seed in the West. Yikes.

Anyway, I thought this would be a good conversation piece for the weekend, so have at it. Where did we get it wrong?

Teams Final Ranking Average Ranking Best Ranking Worst Ranking
Heat 1 1.0 1 1
Thunder 2 3.0 2 7
Spurs 3 3.8 2 7
Pacers 4 4.4 2 8
Clippers 5 4.7 2 9
Bulls 6 6.2 4 9
Rockets 7 6.7 3 11
Nets 8 7.5 3 11
Grizzlies 9 8.7 7 11
Warriors 10 9.4 6 11
Knicks 11 11.0 9 14
Timberwolves 12 13.5 12 19
Nuggets 13 13.9 12 22
Hawks 14 14.2 10 21
Trail Blazers 15 15.5 12 18
Pelicans 16 17.4 13 23
Wizards 17 17.4 14 23
Cavaliers 18 17.9 11 24
Mavericks 19 18.3 13 26
Lakers 20 19.3 15 23
Pistons 21 20.5 18 24
Raptors 22 21.7 18 28
Bucks 23 22.2 16 27
Kings 24 24.7 21 27
Jazz 25 25.3 22 30
Celtics 26 25.5 22 28
Bobcats 27 26.8 23 30
Magic 28 27.3 21 30
Suns 29 28.1 24 30
Sixers 30 29.7 27 30

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