NBA Preview: Power Rankings

Last Updated: 11/3/2015 7:24 PM ET

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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.

In addition to the NBA Power Rankings, we have also included each team's Offensive and Defensive efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2015-16 NBA Team Rankings

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