NBA Caste System: Ranking Your Teams Level 1-5

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NBA Caste System: Ranking Your Teams Level 1-5
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Power rankings are a great metric to see where your favorite team is in comparison with the rest, but they do not do justice to the hierarchy in the NBA.

In actuality, there are five classes in the Association, with big differences visible between even Level 4 and Level 5.

I do have to pay homage to Bill Simmons because his ranking of players in The Book of Basketball inspired me to do the same for the current teams in the league.

After the first month of the season, I will hopefully be able to re-do these rankings because obviously a lot of this is in flux.

But for now this is what the state of the NBA is two months before the season begins.

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