NBA POWER RANKINGS

NBA Basketball Power Rankings

NBA Power Rankings Week 1

Sam Amico

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Posted October 31, 2012 06:53 PM EDT

The NBA appears to be full of haves and have-nots, with several teams built for title contention, another handful in the next tier and the rest fighting for scraps. But who knows?! With the season just getting started, we can only make an educated guess. Let's see who proves us wrong. (Or right.)

FOX SPORTS NBA POWER RANKINGS

RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

0-0 - 1/4
Ray Allen isn’t the Ray Allen of three years ago, but he’s better than Mike Miller. Defending champs should be even better.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
2

0-0 - 1/12
In each of past three seasons, Thunder have advanced a round in playoffs. If it happens again, they’ll be champions.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
3

0-0 - 3/21
Now an older team that’s all in for a title, this year. But it’s the Lakers’ youngest star (Dwight Howard) who will likely determine if it happens.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
4

0-0 - 4/18
With additions of Jason Terry and return of Jeff Green, Celtics could actually be improved. And remember, we’re talking about a team that missed the Finals by a game.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
5

0-0 - 5/21
No super-duper All-Star types here. But Pacers are physical, deep and excel at teamwork. They think they’re better than the Heat.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
6

0-0 - 1/6
It’s stylish to write them off as has-beens led by aging star Tim Duncan. But better be careful on that one, kids. Spurs still have time, and know-how.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
7

0-0 - 1/9
Full training camp with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin should work wonders. Year of playoff experience won’t hurt, either.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
8

0-0 - 8/22
Andrew Bynum in the middle, a bunch of steady perimeter shooters and an up-and-coming point guard in Jrue Holiday. And when it comes to hunger, Sixers are the Thunder of the East.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
9

0-0 - 5/17
Everyone returns, only this time they’re happy and healthy. Should be a fun year in Nets’ new locale.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
10

0-0 - 1/10
Most underappreciated team has turned into the Gonzaga of the NBA. Grizzlies seem set for another year of trying to knock off the big boys
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
11

0-0 - 4/22
Finally possess a decent center to play next to Dirk Nowitzki. But can the injury-prone Chris Kaman ever stay on the floor?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
12

0-0 - 2/12
Oh, Carmelo Anthony, will you ever win big in the NBA? Better at least come close this year or Knicks may move on.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
13

0-0 - 8/19
Just need to stay afloat until Derrick Rose returns. Will that be this season, though? If so, Bulls can dream.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
14

0-0 - 4/24
George Karl-coached teams are never bad. These Nuggets will be able to say at least that much – and more if Danilo Gallinari and Andre Iguodala have banner years.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
15

0-0 - 13/23
Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap can beat you on any given night. Throw in fact Jazz solid in all areas, and you can think “sleeper.”
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
16

0-0 - 9/23
Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio need to get, and stay, healthy. After that, the T-Wolves can start talkin’ playoffs.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
17

0-0 - 4/21
Lots of perimeter shooting, decent inside play and plenty of passion. OK, Warriors, show us what it means.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
18

0-0 - 7/18
Traded Joe Johnson, added a bunch of guys who can really shoot. It’s up to Josh Smith and Al Horford now.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
19

0-0 - 13/23
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard likely to be league’s next dynamic duo. Blazers probably just a year away from very good things.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
20

0-0 - 5/20
Something to be said for staying the course. Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis will keep Bucks in games. Can young frontcourt help finish the job?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
21

0-0 - 13/29
Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon make Hornets worth noting. With a little help, they could climb the charts.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
22

0-0 - 20/29
Steve Nash and Grant Hill are gone. Luis Scola and Michael Beasley (and a few others) are in. Names aren’t as fancy, but results should be about the same, maybe even better.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
23

0-0 - 20/29
Andrea Bargnani needs Jonas Valanciunas to become member of all-rookie team. Otherwise, it’ll probably be more of the same.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
24

0-0 - 20/30
Bradley Beal looks like real deal. Rest is up to John Wall and improved frontcourt. Ranked low, but truth is, playoffs may not be out of reach.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
25

0-0 - 22/30
Extremely young team must figure out who’s No. 2 option. Either way, Kyrie Irving gives Cavs a chance most nights.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
26

0-0 - 6/26
At the very least, remade Rockets hoping for a little Lin-sanity. That may be all they get in first year of makeover.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
27

0-0 - 21/30
Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond provide a potential future Big Three. Key word there, of course, is “future.”
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
28

0-0 - 21/29
Plenty of young talent, but when will it ever come together? Or will it ever?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
29

0-0 - 17/30
Addition of a few key veterans and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist should mean at least twice as many wins as last year. Unfortunately, not even that is much to brag about.
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets
30

0-0 - 21/30
Shouldn’t be a total embarrassment in Year One of the post-Dwight Howard era. Hey, that’s something, right?
Team: Home | Stats | Fantasy | Schedule | Gear | Tickets

 

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