NBA Basketball Power Rankings: Training Camp

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Sep 2015

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2015-16 NBA Basketball Power Rankings

With the 2015-16 NBA season about to start up again, basketball teams start to get ready to play in serious games since the Finals took place 101 days ago. Starting out with preseason games, and working its way to the regular season which officially starts on October 27. Each team hopes to that their players are up to getting their team into winning records, and hopefully get them to the playoffs this year. As such, fans should know where their team stands before they start winning or losing this season with the latest Power Rankings.

RANK TEAM RECORD
1 Golden State Warriors 67-15
2 Cleveland Cavaliers 53-29
3 San Antonio Spurs 55-27
4 Los Angeles Clippers 55-26
5 Oklahoma City Thunder 45-37
6 Houston Rockets 56-26
7 Memphis Grizzlies 55-27
8 New Orleans Pelicans 45-37
9 Atlanta Hawks 60-22
10 Miami Heat 37-45
11 Chicago Bulls 50-32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 41-41
13 Toronto Raptors 49-33
14 Boston Celtics 40-42
15 Washington Wizards 46-36
16 Utah Jazz 38-44
17 Detroit Pistons 32-50
18 Dallas Mavericks 50-32
19 Indiana Pacers 38-44
20 Charlotte Hornets 33-49
21 Sacramento Kings 29-53
22 Phoenix Suns 39-43
23 Orlando Magic 25-57
24 Minnesota Timberwolves 16-66
25 New York Knicks 17-65
26 Brooklyn Nets 38-44
27 Denver Nuggets 30-52
28 Los Angeles Lakers 21-61
29 Portland Blazers 51-31
30 Philadelphia 76ers 18-64

It is surprising that some top teams in previous seasons are so low on the rankings this year, with the L.A. Lakers may be saying goodbye to their star player Kobe Bryant, and their 2016 first-round pick may be headed for Philly if it falls outside the top three. We may see an improved New Orleans Pelicans, with the help of their new coach Alvin Gentry to stay in the top 10 spots throughout the season.

A lot of fans are still looking at the Cleveland Cavaliers to be in the finals, even if it is another 250 days away. Thanks to LeBron James, as well as other players like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao; on top of the fact there is no clear number 2 in the East to give them a challenge. This season will certainly have some great basketball games, as past top ranked teams fall and newer and fresher teams take the lead.