2018 NBA Power Rankings Week 2

NBA Power Rankings Week 2

Another week of NBA action has passed, and there are some teams in interesting places in our rankings. The Sacramento Kings are proving to be among the NBA's elite, grabbing a top-3 spot. The Milwaukee Bucks, despite being the NBA's only undefeated team, are currently sitting in second place, just behind the San Antonio Spurs. On the other end of the list, the Atlanta Hawks have reclaimed their position as the league's worst team, while both of Los Angeles' basketball teams find themselves in the bottom five this week.

The Houston Rockets, despite sporting a terrible 1-5 record, still are located in the middle third of the league, thanks to the quality of opponents they've been facing. A similar situation is the case for the Washington Wizards, who somehow have 10 teams behind them, even though they are merely 1-6. That's just the nature of this ranking system, so if you're thinking your team should be higher than they are, you'd better hope they play some of the top dogs this upcoming week.

Here are the current NBA Power Rankings, as determined by Ric Flair's legendary quote, "To be the man, you gotta beat the man":


1. San Antonio Spurs +11

(4-2)


2. Milwaukee Bucks +5

(7-0)


3. Sacramento Kings +17

(5-3)


4. Utah Jazz +14

(4-2) 


5. Boston Celtics +20

(5-2) 


6. Charlotte Hornets +9

(4-4) 


7. Toronto Raptors -5

(7-1) 


8. Golden State Warriors +1

(7-1) 


9. Oklahoma City Thunder +20 

(2-4) 


10. Memphis Grizzlies -4 

(4-2) 


11. Minnesota Timberwolves 

(3-4) 


12. Portland Trail Blazers +16

(5-2) 


13. Denver Nuggets -12 

(5-1) 


14. Chicago Bulls +8

(2-5) 


15. Philadelphia 76ers +4

(4-4) 


16. New Orleans Pelicans -12

(4-2) 


17. Indiana Pacers +9

(4-3) 


18. Houston Rockets -5 

(1-5) 


19. Miami Heat -2 

(3-4) 


20. Washington Wizards -12

(1-6) 


21. New York Knicks

(2-5) 


22. Cleveland Cavaliers +8 

(1-6) 


23. Dallas Mavericks -9 

(2-5) 


24. Brooklyn Nets

(2-5) 


25. Detroit Pistons -20

(4-2) 


26. Los Angeles Lakers -10

(2-5) 


27. Los Angeles Clippers -17

(4-3) 


28. Orlando Magic -25 

(2-5) 


29. Phoenix Suns -2 

(1-5) 


30. Atlanta Hawks -7 

(2-5)