NBA Power Rankings 2021-22: Warriors Sending A Scary Message To The West

Our first update to the Lineups.com NBA Power Rankings is here! There have been plenty of surprises so far this season, starting with multiple “Super Teams” struggling, including the Los Angeles Lakers who are hovering around .500. However, a lot of that can be attributed to injuries and absences. Kyrie Irving still has not played in a game for the Brooklyn Nets this season, while LeBron James and Talen Horton-Tucker have each missed several games with injuries. There have been several teams who have impressed early in the 2021-22 season, including the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chicago Bulls.
These power rankings will be updated constantly throughout the season, so stay tuned for changes in the NBA. If you are looking for real-time information to research certain teams and players and the most recent NBA starting lineups, go to our NBA starting lineups page. Several states have had sports betting legalized this year, so see if your state is one of those! We have a detailed analysis of all major sportsbooks, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM.

 

NBA Power Rankings 2021-22

1. Golden State Warriors

  • Record: 13-2
  • Previous Rank: 7
  • Offensive Rating: 112.2
  • Defensive Rating: 98.8

2. Phoenix Suns

  • Record: 11-3
  • Previous Rank: 4
  • Offensive Rating: 108.3
  • Defensive Rating: 103.1

3. Utah Jazz

  • Record: 10-5
  • Previous Rank: 5
  • Offensive Rating: 113.5
  • Defensive Rating: 104.1

4. Miami Heat

  • Record: 11-5
  • Previous Rank: 6
  • Offensive Rating: 111.9
  • Defensive Rating: 103.7

5. Brooklyn Nets

  • Record: 11-5
  • Previous Rank: 1
  • Offensive Rating: 107.3
  • Defensive Rating: 103.7

6. Chicago Bulls

  • Record: 10-5
  • Previous Rank: 12
  • Offensive Rating: 109.0
  • Defensive Rating: 103.7

7. Washington Wizards

  • Record: 10-5
  • Previous Rank: 23
  • Offensive Rating: 106.4
  • Defensive Rating: 103.8

8. Milwaukee Bucks

  • Record: 7-8
  • Previous Rank: 3
  • Offensive Rating: 107.1
  • Defensive Rating: 108.4

9. Philadelphia 76ers

  • Record: 9-7
  • Previous Rank: 11
  • Offensive Rating: 112.2
  • Defensive Rating: 109.4

10. LA Clippers

  • Record: 9-6
  • Previous Rank: 14
  • Offensive Rating: 106.5
  • Defensive Rating: 102.2

11. Denver Nuggets

  • Record: 9-6
  • Previous Rank: 8
  • Offensive Rating: 106.2
  • Defensive Rating: 103.0

12. New York Knicks

  • Record: 8-7
  • Previous Rank: 10
  • Offensive Rating: 108.8
  • Defensive Rating: 108.4

13. Dallas Mavericks

  • Record: 9-5
  • Previous Rank: 13
  • Offensive Rating: 106.9
  • Defensive Rating: 108.0

14. Charlotte Hornets

  • Record: 9-7
  • Previous Rank: 18
  • Offensive Rating: 108.8
  • Defensive Rating: 109.6

15. Portland Trail Blazers

  • Record: 8-8
  • Previous Rank: 15
  • Offensive Rating: 110.1
  • Defensive Rating: 110.1

16. Los Angeles Lakers

  • Record: 8-8
  • Previous Rank: 2
  • Offensive Rating: 104.4
  • Defensive Rating: 107.2

17. Memphis Grizzlies

  • Record: 8-7
  • Previous Rank: 17
  • Offensive Rating: 109.1
  • Defensive Rating: 112.1

18. Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Record: 9-8
  • Previous Rank: 27
  • Offensive Rating: 104.9
  • Defensive Rating: 104.3

19. Boston Celtics

  • Record: 7-8
  • Previous Rank: 16
  • Offensive Rating: 104.6
  • Defensive Rating: 104.8

20. Atlanta Hawks

  • Record: 7-9
  • Previous Rank: 9
  • Offensive Rating: 110.2
  • Defensive Rating: 110.9

21. Indiana Pacers

  • Record: 6-10
  • Previous Rank: 20
  • Offensive Rating: 107.3
  • Defensive Rating: 108.2

22. Toronto Raptors

  • Record: 7-9
  • Previous Rank: 22
  • Offensive Rating: 109.1
  • Defensive Rating: 109.6

23. Sacramento Kings

  • Record: 6-9
  • Previous Rank: 21
  • Offensive Rating: 109.9
  • Defensive Rating: 109.3

24. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Record: 6-9
  • Previous Rank: 24
  • Offensive Rating: 103.9
  • Defensive Rating: 105.3

25. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Record: 6-8
  • Previous Rank: 30
  • Offensive Rating: 98.9
  • Defensive Rating: 105.9

26. San Antonio Spurs

  • Record: 4-11
  • Previous Rank: 26
  • Offensive Rating: 105.2
  • Defensive Rating: 107.2

27. Orlando Magic

  • Record: 4-11
  • Previous Rank: 29
  • Offensive Rating: 101.6
  • Defensive Rating: 110.5

28. Detroit Pistons

  • Record: 4-10
  • Previous Rank: 28
  • Offensive Rating: 99.8
  • Defensive Rating: 109.0

29. New Orleans Pelicans

  • Record: 2-14
  • Previous Rank: 19
  • Offensive Rating: 104.0
  • Defensive Rating: 113.2

30. Houston Rockets

  • Record: 1-14
  • Previous Rank: 25
  • Offensive Rating: 98
  • Defensive Rating: 108.7
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