2018 NBA Power Rankings: Week Four 


2018 NBA Power Rankings: Week Four 

A new week sees yet another new team on top of the NBA. This time, it's the dysfunctional Washington Wizards, who are winners of three straight games. Closely behind them is another surprising team: the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are fresh off a 50-point destruction of the Utah Jazz, and are looking to remain in this list's upper echelon. A team that shot up the rankings in the past week is the Minnesota Timberwolves, who went from number 27 last week all the way up to the top five this week, coinciding with them trading away Jimmy Butler.

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. Washington Wizards +19 


2. Dallas Mavericks +24


3. Los Angeles Clippers +20


4. Houston Rockets -2


5. Minnesota Timberwolves +22


6. Sacramento Kings +1


7. Los Angeles Lakers +5


8. Portland Trail Blazers


9. Utah Jazz +4


10. Orlando Magic +20


11. Detroit Pistons -10


12. Phoenix Suns -2


13. Boston Celtics +1


14. Toronto Raptors -9


15. New Orleans Pelicans +1 


16. Oklahoma City Thunder -10


17. Memphis Grizzlies -6


18. Chicago Bulls


19. Cleveland Cavaliers +3


20. New York Knicks -1


21. Denver Nuggets -8


22. Charlotte Hornets -13


23. Milwaukee Bucks -20


24. Golden State Warriors -20


25. Philadelphia 76ers -8


26. San Antonio Spurs +2


27. Miami Heat -2


28. Indiana Pacers -4


29. Atlanta Hawks -8


30. Brooklyn Nets -15


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