2019 NBA Power Rankings: Week Four

11/15/2019

Here at the ICT Zone, our power rankings are based on a very simple philosophy. "To be the man you gotta beat the man", if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of results from prior weeks. With that we move on to week four of the the NBA season.

The Rockets are riding a wave of momentum in the form of a 5-game winning streak, including last night's impressive victory over the Clippers. Once again, the Rockets have one of the most potent offenses in the league and are shaping up to be an excellent regular season team. The Celtics, despite currently possessing the NBA's best record, find themselves only at the 9 spot in these rankings. However, if they continue to fire on all cylinders like they are now, they will have plenty of time at/near the top spot.

Washington was never supposed to be a playoff contender this season, due in large part to John Wall's absence for likely the entire season. It would have been to assume, however, that the Wizards would have been able to pick up a couple extra wins on the back of Bradley Beal's talent alone. Their best bet at this point is to focus on developing young talents like Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant.

Teams that have been first: Sacramento Kings (1x), Houston Rockets (1x)

Teams that have been last: Memphis Grizzlies (1x), Golden State Warriors (1x)


1. Houston Rockets +18

(8-3)


2. Los Angeles Lakers +2

(9-2)


3. Utah Jazz +23

(8-3)


4. Miami Heat +16

(7-3)


5. Indiana Pacers +16

(7-4)


6. Orlando Magic +19

(4-7)


7. Toronto Raptors +6

(8-3)


8. Milwaukee Bucks -5

(7-3)


9. Boston Celtics

(9-1)


10. Philadelphia 76ers -2

(7-4)


11. Atlanta Hawks +4

(4-6)


12. Los Angeles Clippers -5

(7-4)


13. Sacramento Kings -12

(4-6)


14. Memphis Grizzlies +16

(4-7)


15. Chicago Bulls +7

(4-7)


16. New Orleans Pelicans +12

(2-8)


17. Oklahoma City Thunder -3

(4-7)


18. Phoenix Suns -16

(6-4)


19. Minnesota Timberwolves -9

(7-4)


20. Brooklyn Nets -2

(4-6)


21. New York Knicks +6

(2-9)


22. Portland Trail Blazers +2

(4-8)


23. Detroit Pistons

(4-8)


24. Denver Nuggets -13

(7-3)


25. Dallas Mavericks -19

(6-4)


26. Cleveland Cavaliers +3

(4-6)


27. San Antonio Spurs -10

(5-6)


28. Charlotte Hornets -12

(4-7)


29. Washington Wizards -24

(2-7)


30. Golden State Warriors -18

(2-10)


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