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NBA Power Rankings Today, Know About NBA Power Rankings 2021

NBA power rankings today: The Milwaukee Bucks will see to defend their NBA championship once the season gets going in mid-October. The NBA power rankings today mentioned here head into the start of the preseason. Read this article to know the NBA power rankings today.

by V Gomala Devi | Updated Oct 23, 2021 12:04 PM

NBA Power Rankings Today, Know About NBA Power Rankings 2021
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NBA Power Rankings Today

NBA stands for National Basketball Association. It is a basketball league in North America. The league was composed of 30 teams and was one of the 4 major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. It was the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. 

Rank Team
1 Los Angeles Lakers
2 Milwaukee Bucks
3 Brooklyn Nets
4 Phoenix Suns
5 Miami Heat
6 Denver Nuggets
7 Utah Jazz
8 Golden State Warriors
9 Chicago Bulls
10 Atlanta Hawks
11 Dallas Mavericks
12 Boston Celtics
13 Charlotte Hornets
14 Philadelphia 76ers
15 New York Knicks
16 Los Angeles Clippers
17 Portland Trail Blazers
18 Indiana Pacers
19 Washington Wizards
20 Memphis Grizzlies
21 Toronto Raptors
22 Minnesota Timberwolves
23 Cleveland Cavaliers
24 Sacramento Kings
25 New Orleans Pelicans
26 Detroit Pistons
27 San Antonio Spurs
28 Oklahoma City Thunder
29 Orlando Magic
30 Houston Rockets

NBA Rankings 2021

1. Los Angeles Lakers

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Preseason struggles did not bother the Lakers team. LeBron James said as much with the team having lost all 6 of its exhibition matchups. There is a little concern about how recent acquisition Russell Westbrook has fit in. He has averaged just 5 points on 21% shooting while turning the ball over an absurd 7.5 times per outing. Injuries to Trevor Ariza and Talen Horton-Tucker would have an early-season impact. Games are coming up against the Warriors and Suns this week to open the season.

2. Milwaukee Bucks

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After the brilliant performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA Finals, it was hard to imagine having another team leapfrog them in the top three. There were some issues with a supporting cast in Milwaukee. The loss of P.J. Tucker to the conference rival Miami Heat really hurts. However, Milwaukee added to its depth with George Hill and Rodney Hood when retaining Bobby Portis.

3. Brooklyn Nets

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The Kyrie Irving situation shows a backdrop here. He did not take his COVID vaccination yet, which means that he will not play this season until his stance changes. James Harden and Kevin Durant were enough to lead this team to the NBA title. Patty Mills, Bruce Brown, Paul Millsap, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin add another layer to this. The outing against the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st week shows how this team could operate without Irving in the mix.

4. Phoenix Suns

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Chris Paul and Devin Booker can bring to the table the defending Western Conference champs. It was all about the progression of Deandre Ayton inside as he was mired in a contract stalemate with Phoenix. He would be the difference between another late run in the playoffs and a Finals appearance.

5. Miami Heat

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Fresh off an ugly 1st-round loss in the NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat added star guard Kyle Lowry in a sign-and-trade with the Toronto Raptors. They brought in fellow veterans in that of P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris to team up with the core of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. This team should be seen as a legit NBA title contender.

6. Denver Nuggets

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Without Jamal Murray in the mix and playing with a backup backcourt, Denver surprised the masses by defeating Damian Lillard and Portland in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs. Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic averaged 33.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the series. Denver’s Murray-less run came to an end through a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Phoenix Suns in the conference semifinals. This team will be back once Murray returns.

7. Utah Jazz

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Boasting the regular-season record in the NBA last season at 52-20, you could no longer discount Utah as a top-end title contender moving forward. The confusion now became whether a core group led by Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the re-signed Mike Conley could have postseason success following a second-round exit in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Perhaps, the additions of Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside would help matters.

8. Golden State Warriors

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The Warriors were going to be in trouble after Klay Thompson went down with an Achilles’ injury prior to last season. Stephen Curry played basketball en route to leading Golden State to a 39-33 record and a spot in the play-in tournament. Currently, this team was much deeper than the 2020-21 iteration after the additions of Otto Porter Jr., Andre Iguodala and Nemanja Bjelica. Golden State can have early tests to open the season with outings against the Lakers and Clippers over the first 3 days.

9. Chicago Bulls

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Chicago’s acquisition of Nikola Vucevic during the NBA trade deadline is a sign of things to come for Chicago. Picking up veterans Alex Caruso, Derrick Jones Jr. and Stanley Johnson must help from a depth perspective. This was an underrated conference title contender. With an easy early-season schedule against the Pistons, Pelicans and Raptors, there was a good chance this team would also get off to a hot start.

10. Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks seem destined for championship contention over the long term. This was magnified by their appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals a season ago. The addition of veteran Delon Wright to back up Young at point guard was going to help. Atlanta’s status as a contender would depend on what it got from Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari after up-and-down initial seasons with the team.

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NBA Power Rankings Today - FAQ

1. What is NBA?

NBA stands for National Basketball Association. It is a basketball league in North America.

2. What are the NBA power rankings today?

Rank

Team

1

Los Angeles Lakers

2

Milwaukee Bucks

3

Brooklyn Nets

4

Phoenix Suns

5

Miami Heat

6

Denver Nuggets

7

Utah Jazz

8

Golden State Warriors

9

Chicago Bulls

10

Atlanta Hawks

11

Dallas Mavericks

12

Boston Celtics

13

Charlotte Hornets

14

Philadelphia 76ers

15

New York Knicks

16

Los Angeles Clippers

17

Portland Trail Blazers

18

Indiana Pacers

19

Washington Wizards

20

Memphis Grizzlies

21

Toronto Raptors

22

Minnesota Timberwolves

23

Cleveland Cavaliers

24

Sacramento Kings

25

New Orleans Pelicans

26

Detroit Pistons

27

San Antonio Spurs

28

Oklahoma City Thunder

29

Orlando Magic

30

Houston Rockets

3. When was NBA founded?

NBA was founded on June 6, 1946.

4. How many teams does the NBA have?

NBA has 30 teams.

5. Where is the headquarters of NBA?

The headquarters of NBA is located at 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, U.S.

6. Who is the current champion of NBA?

The current champion of NBA is Milwaukee Bucks.

7. Who is the head coach of Milwaukee Bucks?

The head coach of Milwaukee Bucks is Mike Budenholzer.