NBA Power Rankings 2023-24: Timberwolves Takeover First

The 2023-24 regular season is finally here, so the NBA Power Rankings have been updated below. Weekly updates are every Monday during the regular season. See who tops the list for our updated NBA Power Rankings.

NBA Power Rankings 2023-24

We will frequently update the NBA Power Rankings throughout the 2023-24 regular season, highlighting which teams are hot and cold and which have the best shot at being the last team standing in June. Also, don’t forget to head over to our NBA Championship page to see our favorite championship contenders.

Minnesota Timberwolves1. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 2023-24 Record: 22-7
  • Previous Rank: 1
  • Offensive Rating: 113.7
  • Defensive Rating: 108.1
  • NBA Championship Odds:
  • To Win Western Conference:

Boston Celtics2. Boston Celtics

  • 2023-24 Record: 23-6
  • Previous Rank: 2
  • Offensive Rating: 120.6
  • Defensive Rating: 110.5
  • NBA Championship Odds:
  • To Win Eastern Conference:

      Oklahoma City Thunder3. Oklahoma City Thunder

      • 2023-24 Record: 19-9
      • Previous Rank: 3
      • Offensive Rating: 118.5
      • Defensive Rating: 11o.7
      • NBA Championship Odds:
      • To Win Western Conference:

      Denver Nuggets4. Denver Nuggets

      • 2022-23 Record: 22-10
      • Previous Rank: 4
      • Offensive Rating: 117.9
      • Defensive Rating: 112.5
      • NBA Championship Odds:
      • To Win Western Conference:

              milwaukee bucks5. Milwaukee Bucks

              • 2023-24 Record: 22-8
              • Previous Rank: 5
              • Offensive Rating: 120.5
              • Defensive Rating: 115.4
              • NBA Championship Odds:
              • To Win Eastern Conference:

              Philadelphia 76ers6. Philadelphia 76ers

              • 2023-24 Record: 20-9
              • Previous Rank: 7
              • Offensive Rating: 121.2
              • Defensive Rating: 110.3
              • NBA Championship Odds:
              • To Win Eastern Conference:

              Los Angeles Clippers7. LA Clippers

              • 2023-24 Record: 18-12
              • Previous Rank: 14
              • Offensive Rating: 117.4
              • Defensive Rating: 113.4
              • NBA Championship Odds:
              • To Win Western Conference:

              Orlando Magic8. Orlando Magic

              • 2023-24 Record: 18-11
              • Previous Rank: 8
              • Offensive Rating: 113.6
              • Defensive Rating: 110.5
              • NBA Championship Odds:
              • To Win Eastern Conference:

              Sacramento Kings9. Sacramento Kings

              • 2023-24 Record: 17-12
              • Previous Rank: 12
              • Offensive Rating: 116.1
              • Defensive Rating: 116.4
              • NBA Championship Odds:
              • To Win Western Conference:

                                        Dallas Mavericks10. Dallas Mavericks

                                        • 2023-24 Record: 18-12
                                        • Previous Rank: 13
                                        • Offensive Rating: 118.0
                                        • Defensive Rating: 116.6
                                        • NBA Championship Odds:
                                        • To Win Western Conference:

                                            Miami Heat11. Miami Heat

                                            • 2023-24 Record: 18-12
                                            • Previous Rank: 15
                                            • Offensive Rating: 115.6
                                            • Defensive Rating: 113.8
                                            • NBA Championship Odds:
                                            • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                            New York Knicks12. New York Knicks

                                            • 2023-24 Record: 17-12
                                            • Previous Rank: 11
                                            • Offensive Rating: 117.4
                                            • Defensive Rating: 114.5
                                            • NBA Championship Odds:
                                            • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                            New Orleans Pelicans13. New Orleans Pelicans

                                            • 2023-24 Record: 17-14
                                            • Previous Rank: 17
                                            • Offensive Rating: 114.9
                                            • Defensive Rating: 112.3
                                            • NBA Championship Odds:
                                            • To Win Western Conference:

                                            Cleveland Cavaliers14. Cleveland Cavaliers

                                            • 2023-24 Record: 17-13
                                            • Previous Rank: 16
                                            • Offensive Rating: 113.2
                                            • Defensive Rating: 112.8
                                            • NBA Championship Odds:
                                            • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                            Golden State Warriors15. Golden State Warriors

                                            • 2023-24 Record: 15-15
                                            • Previous Rank: 20
                                            • Offensive Rating: 115.7
                                            • Defensive Rating: 114.6
                                            • NBA Championship Odds:
                                            • To Win Western Conference:

                                                Los Angeles Lakers16. Los Angeles Lakers

                                                • 2023-24 Record: 16-15
                                                • Previous Rank: 6
                                                • Offensive Rating: 112.4
                                                • Defensive Rating: 113.0
                                                • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                • To Win Western Conference:

                                                          phoenix suns17. Phoenix Suns

                                                          • 2023-24 Record: 14-15
                                                          • Previous Rank: 9
                                                          • Offensive Rating: 115.3
                                                          • Defensive Rating: 115.4
                                                          • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                          • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                Indiana Pacers18. Indiana Pacers

                                                                • 2023-24 Record: 15-14
                                                                • Previous Rank: 10
                                                                • Offensive Rating: 121.8
                                                                • Defensive Rating: 121.0
                                                                • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                Houston Rockets19. Houston Rockets

                                                                • 2023-24 Record: 10-9
                                                                • Previous Rank: 19
                                                                • Offensive Rating: 113.1
                                                                • Defensive Rating: 109.9
                                                                • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                          Memphis Grizzlies

                                                                          20. Memphis Grizzlies

                                                                          • 2023-24 Record: 6-15
                                                                          • Previous Rank: 23
                                                                          • Offensive Rating: 107.3
                                                                          • Defensive Rating: 112.3
                                                                          • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                          • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                          Chicago Bulls21. Chicago Bulls

                                                                          • 2023-24 Record: 9-14
                                                                          • Previous Rank: 22
                                                                          • Offensive Rating: 112.5
                                                                          • Defensive Rating: 115.0
                                                                          • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                          • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                          Brooklyn Nets

                                                                          22. Brooklyn Nets

                                                                          • 2023-24 Record: 12-9
                                                                          • Previous Rank: 18
                                                                          • Offensive Rating: 116.8
                                                                          • Defensive Rating: 116.1
                                                                          • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                          • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                  Atlanta Hawks23. Atlanta Hawks

                                                                                  • 2023-24 Record: 9-12
                                                                                  • Previous Rank: 21
                                                                                  • Offensive Rating: 119.3
                                                                                  • Defensive Rating: 119.9
                                                                                  • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                  • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                                        Utah Jazz24. Utah Jazz

                                                                                                        • 2023-24 Record: 7-15
                                                                                                        • Previous Rank: 27
                                                                                                        • Offensive Rating: 112.2
                                                                                                        • Defensive Rating: 118.1
                                                                                                        • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                        • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                                                        Toronto Raptors25. Toronto Raptors

                                                                                                        • 2023-24 Record: 9-13
                                                                                                        • Previous Rank: 24
                                                                                                        • Offensive Rating: 113.0
                                                                                                        • Defensive Rating: 115.2
                                                                                                        • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                        • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                                        Charlotte Hornets26. Charlotte Hornets

                                                                                                        • 2023-24 Record: 7-13
                                                                                                        • Previous Rank: 25
                                                                                                        • Offensive Rating: 110.4
                                                                                                        • Defensive Rating: 121.0
                                                                                                        • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                        • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                                                  Portland Trail Blazers27. Portland Trail Blazers

                                                                                                                  • 2023-24 Record: 6-15
                                                                                                                  • Previous Rank: 26
                                                                                                                  • Offensive Rating: 109.1
                                                                                                                  • Defensive Rating: 115.2
                                                                                                                  • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                                  • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                                                                          Washington Wizards28. Washington Wizards

                                                                                                                          • 2023-24 Record: 3-18
                                                                                                                          • Previous Rank: 28
                                                                                                                          • Offensive Rating: 112.4
                                                                                                                          • Defensive Rating: 121.3
                                                                                                                          • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                                          • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                                                                San Antonio Spurs29. San Antonio Spurs

                                                                                                                                • 2023-24 Record: 3-18
                                                                                                                                • Previous Rank: 29
                                                                                                                                • Offensive Rating: 106.7
                                                                                                                                • Defensive Rating: 118.9
                                                                                                                                • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                                                • To Win Western Conference:

                                                                                                                                Detroit Pistons30. Detroit Pistons

                                                                                                                                • 2023-24 Record: 2-20
                                                                                                                                • Previous Rank: 30
                                                                                                                                • Offensive Rating: 107.8
                                                                                                                                • Defensive Rating: 119.0
                                                                                                                                • NBA Championship Odds:
                                                                                                                                • To Win Eastern Conference:

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings: Biggest Movers

                                                                                                                                Every time we update our NBA Power Rankings, we will also highlight the biggest movers in both directions and the reasons why they are seeing such volatility. Also, check out the Lineups YouTube page here for complete breakdowns, analysis, and more from our expert NBA analysts.

                                                                                                                                • Biggest Mover Up: Los Angeles Clippers (+7)

                                                                                                                                Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Clippers have finally found their groove, winning ten of their past 12 games. This winning streak came right after the Clippers lost their first handful of games with James Harden; it didn’t look like the experiment was going to end up in success. However, with Russell Westbrook taking on a bench role and Kawhi Leonard stepping up offensively, Los Angeles has catapulted to fourth place in the Western Conference.

                                                                                                                                • Biggest Mover Down: Los Angeles Lakers (-10)

                                                                                                                                Everything has gone south for the Los Angeles Lakers since their In-Season Tournament Championship; they have lost six of their past eight games in that span. The two wins that the Lakers amassed were against the San Antonio Spurs and a head-scratching win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. There is clearly frustration with this team and with trade rumors swirling, don’t be surprised to see the team make a big splash before the trade deadline, especially if this downward trend continues.

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings FAQ

                                                                                                                                What Are NBA Power Rankings?

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings are rankings of all the NBA teams based on how they have been performing over the past few games and the season. For this reason, rankings can fluctuate quite a bit throughout the year.

                                                                                                                                How Often Are NBA Power Rankings Updated?

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings are usually updated every week based on how a team is performing and applied statistics. On Lineups.com, we update our Power Rankings at the beginning of every week (Monday.)

                                                                                                                                How Are NBA Power Rankings Calculated?

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings can be calculated in different ways and are not necessarily decided by one particular statistic. For instance, the ranker can evaluate net ratings, weekly records, and other statistics but could also include a personal opinion on the direction of a team.

                                                                                                                                When Are NBA Power Rankings Updated?

                                                                                                                                NBA Power Rankings are updated every Monday from the beginning of the NBA season until the end. Be on the lookout for the updated rankings at the beginning of each week and see where your favorite team stands.

                                                                                                                                How Do Injuries Affect NBA Power Rankings?

                                                                                                                                Injuries, coaching changes, and hot or cold streaks can affect NBA Power Rankings. Since there are weekly updates, injuries will play a factor in how a team ranks, even if it is not a season-ending injury.

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                                                                                                                                Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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