NBA Power Rankings: Can Anyone Dethrone the Bucks, Lakers?

Jordan Cohn
March 06, 2020 - 10:38 am
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The Bucks, Lakers and Clippers all have six wins since the All-Star break, meaning they have maintained their grip atop the league since our most recent power rankings. No surprise there.

The one other team tied with them at six wins isn’t the Celtics. It’s not the Raptors, nor is it the Nuggets, nor is it any of the squads within our previous top 10 teams, top 15 teams, or even top 20 teams in the rankings. Spoiler alert: there’s a shakeup in store in our rankings. But it shouldn’t mean we should jump to conclusions with this team which now finds itself in a legitimate position to make the postseason.

These rankings take into account the season as a whole, the injuries that have and are currently plaguing the roster, the realistic projections for the team going forward and several other factors. The Nets won’t be graded with the inclusion of Kevin Durant’s talent. The Sixers’ ranking will consider the injuries of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, both in how it may affect their short-term standing and their playoff standing. And the list goes on.

Without further ado, let’s reveal our power rankings a little over a month left to go in the regular season.

All stats from Basketball Reference and NBA.com.

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