Post-Holiday NBA Power Rankings

01/04/2023 Post-Holiday NBA Power Rankings

By: Jeff Yoder

Nets & Nuggets Soaring as NBA Calendar Transitions Into 2023

It’s been a strange start to the NBA season with teams grinding through seasons within a season. Ups and downs have shaken out and each franchise has begun to find its identity. Our first 2023 NBA Power Rankings are based on overall record and each team’s play over the last few weeks. The Nets (W12) and Nuggets (7 of last 10) have vaulted to the top while teams like the 76ers (8 of last 10) and Mavericks (W7) are surging while the Kings and Pacers are a bizarre surprise. Here’s where we see the NBA hierarchy as we launch the new year.

 

NBA Power Rankings

1. Nets (25-12)

2. Celtics (26-12)

3. Nuggets (24-13)

4. Grizzlies (23-13)

5. Bucks (24-13)

6. Mavericks (22-16)

7. Cavaliers (24-14)

8. 76ers (22-14)

9. Pelicans (23-14)

10. Pacers (21-17)

 

Teams 11-20: 11. Warriors (20-18) | 12. Heat (20-18) | 13. Suns (20-18) | 14. Kings (20-16) | 15. Clippers (21-18) | 16. Blazers (19-17) | 17. Knicks (20-18) | 18. Jazz (19-21) | 19. Wizards (17-22)  | 20. Lakers (15-21)

 

Teams 21-30: 21. Hawks (17-20) | 22. Bulls (16-21) | 23. Raptors (16-21) | 24. Timberwolves (17-21) | 25. Magic (13-24) | 26. Thunder (16-21) | 27. Hornets (10-28) | 28. Spurs (12-25) | 29. Pistons (10-30) | 30. Rockets (10-27)

 

Biggest Risers: Nets, Nuggets, Mavericks, Pacers & Kings

Biggest Fallers: Suns, Jazz, Pelicans, Hawks & Bucks

 

Additional Storylines

NBA: Week 12 Power Rankings: Nuggets Climb to No. 1 to Begin New Year

The Athletic: NBA Power Rankings: Nets Keep Winning, Luka Lifting Mavs, Other 2023 New Year’s Resolutions

 

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