NBA Rankings: Timberwolves jump to the brink of contention. 30 players we love so far
It’s been two weeks, and we still don’t have a lot of answers about what’s going on at the start of this season. We had a great team that beat a good team by 50 points. We have the indomitable Memphis Grizzlies, who win no matter who they put on the court, and start the season 0-5. The Miami Heat are starting slow again, and we’re still trying to figure out who can sustain the success.
Instead of overreacting or over-analyzing a few games, I thought we could highlight the player we like so far on each team. I’ll try to stay away from the stars, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Some of these shots will be real grainy stuff. But I’m not trying to make this sound like choosing a shirt for Bonnaroo or Coachella.
So let’s dive into the irrefutable rankings and the player we like so far to keep things positive. Don’t worry, we’ll break down the teams and players as the year progresses.
Reminder: The power rankings don’t just rank the 30 teams. We divide these teams into tiers, which teams can enter and exit. The season hasn’t started yet, so we now have levels in the Power Rankings divided into six new categories:
- Not done yet but maybe one day – They haven’t started with tanks yet, but they are on the table this season.
- Looking to do a Play-In -They have been rebuilding/retooling and believe they can get into the top 10 in their conference.
- Championship play difference or better – They should be in the mix unless something catastrophic happens.
- Playoff teams -Maybe you don’t have to worry about going down to the Play-In Championship.
- On the brink of contention – A piece is far from us, believing that they can win the title.
- Competitors – They are in contention for the championship, barring a major injury.
As always, I’m sure we’ll all agree on the status of all 30 teams, in particular for you Favorite team.
Here’s how the power rankings work (offseason):
- It is up to my discretion how I change the rating. For some teams, they will take a beating in the short term. Others will be given the benefit in the long run. Yes, it’s completely subjective.
- If I have a team ahead of another team, there is no reason to question why they are ranked above the team you prefer. The answer is very simple: I believe this team is better equipped to succeed.
- Yes, I watch the matches. And yes, I watch your favorite team.
- This is supposed to be fun, so let’s have fun.
With all that said, let’s dive into week three of The athlete NBA power rankings. Statistics and records through Monday’s action.
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