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NBA Power Rankings: Timberwolves Continue to Climb, Rockets and Hawks Fall

Check out Jeff Pratt’s latest NBA power rankings as of Friday, December 8.

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

We’re about 1/4 of the way through the NBA season, which means contenders have been established and trends are coming into place.

Here are Jeff Pratt’s updated power rankings for all 30 teams in the association as of Friday, December 8.

NBA POWER RANKINGS (December 8, 2023)

1) Boston Celtics

  • Record: 15-5

2) Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Record: 16-4

3) Denver Nuggets

  • Record: 14-8

4) Milwaukee Bucks

  • Record: 15-7

5) Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Record: 13-7

6) Phoenix Suns

  • Record: 12-9

7) Orlando Magic

  • Record: 14-7

8) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Record: 13-7

9) Indiana Pacers

  • Record: 12-8

10) Los Angeles Lakers

  • Record: 14-8

11) New York Knicks

  • Record: 12-8

12) Miami Heat

  • Record: 12-9

13) Sacramento Kings

  • Record: 11-8

14) Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Record: 12-9

15) Dallas Mavericks

  • Record: 12-8

16) New Orleans Pelicans

  • Record: 12-11

17) Los Angeles Clippers

  • Record: 10-10

18) Brooklyn Nets

  • Record: 11-9

19) Golden State Warriors

  • Record: 10-11

20) Houston Rockets

  • Record: 9-9

21) Atlanta Hawks

  • Record: 9-11

22) Toronto Raptors

  • Record: 9-12

23) Chicago Bulls

  • Record: 8-14

24) Memphis Grizzlies

  • Record: 6-14

25) Utah Jazz

  • Record: 7-14

26) Charlotte Hornets

  • Record: 6-13

27) Portland Trail Blazers

  • Record: 6-14

28) San Antonio Spurs

  • Record: 3-17

29) Washington Wizards

  • Record: 3-17

30) Detroit Pistons

  • Record: 2-19

Stay tuned for another installment of Jeff’s power rankings next week!