NBA Power Rankings: Living in a Warriors world
The NBA landscape looks far different from when we last saw the Golden State Warriors hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June. Perennial All-Stars and future Hall of Famers changed teams (and conferences), blockbuster trades formed new superteams and a handful of rookies showed they’re ready to compete on the grand stage.
Every Monday throughout the regular season, our panel — ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Amin Elhassan and Ramona Shelburne, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring — will rank the league’s 30 teams from top to bottom. Here’s the season’s first installment of NBA Power Rankings, with research notes on each team provided by ESPN Stats & Information.