NBA Power Rankings

Joshua Lobdell - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:17 p.m. ET

1. Phoenix Suns- Stoudemire struggled against the Lakers, but dropped 30 on the Raptors

2. Cleveland Cavaliers- The offense seems to be fine, but they still have questions of defense

3. Portland Trailblazers- On a 6 game winning streak and the defense is playing well

4. Atlanta Hawks- Great start, against a tough schedule

5. Denver Nuggets- They seem to be a legit title contender

6. Orlando Magic- Welcome back Rashard Lewis

7. Boston Celtics- It is only November, but this team looks kind of old

8. Los Angeles Lakers- They are suppose to have good defense with Artest, but have given up three straight 100 point games

9. Miami Heat- This team is pretty tough to figure out

10. Dallas Mavericks- Add PG Rodrigue Beaubolis to the list of impressive rookies

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11. Houston Rockets- Aaron Brooks is the early season star

12. Chicago Bulls- Now they have a six game trip to the west

13. Milwaukee Bucks- Brandon Jennings is a hit at the Bradley Center

14. Indiana Pacers- Winners of four straight

15. San Antonio Spurs- next 12 of 15 are at home

16. Oklahoma City Thunder- Sometimes they look really good, and sometimes not so much

17. Toronto Raptors- Chris Bosh still needs more help

18. Detroit Pistons- Ben Gordon can be great, but he can also be not so great

19. Sacramento Kings- Not the worst team in the west anymore

20. Philadelphia 76ers- Marreese Speights is out for 6-8 weeks

21. Los Angeles Clippers- Asst. Coach Kim Hughes is turning Chris Kaman into a great player

22. Utah Jazz- at 4-6 people are starting to call for Jerry Sloan’s head

23. New Orleans Hornets- Chris Paul has an ankle injury, and they fired their coach

24. Charlotte Bobcats- After losing 4 straight, their fast start seems too good to be true

25. Golden State Warriors- This is a tough team to watch

26. Washington Wizards- Even Agent Zero cannot cure their funk

27. Memphis Grizzlies- The A.I. experiment lasted about a week

28. Minnesota Timberwolves- They are struggling, enough said

29. New York Knicks- waiting it out until next summer

30. New Jersey Nets- They are probably going to be 30th for awhile


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