It finally happened.
We’ve got a shake-up at the very top of this week’s NBA power rankings, and if you’ve been following along for most of the year, you probably saw it coming. If you’re new here, I guess our best advice is to try not to panic, and remember that we’ve still got about 60 percent of the season left for order to restore itself.
That’s the fun part: The expectation is that all of these rankings will change. And wouldn’t it be boring if they didn’t?
All we can do is gauge where each team is right now by using overall records, some advanced metrics and recent play as the primary factors.
You can check out last week’s edition here, but we’ll also explain anything significant that contributed to each individual team’s rise or fall since then.
These are the last power rankings of 2015, so enjoy.
Please and thank you.