NBA Rankings (3/14/2017)

Last Updated: 3/21/2017 9:11 AM ET

Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NBA Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (3/14/2017) rosters and projected depth charts.

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2016 NBA Team Rankings (3/14/2017)

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