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NBA Power Rankings: Celtics, Thunder & Timberwolves Battle for the Top Spot

Check out Jeff Pratt’s latest NBA power rankings with tiers as of Friday, January 19.

Boston Celtics v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Another Friday, another edition of Jeff Pratt’s power rankings for all 30 teams in the association.

See his full list below!

NBA POWER RANKINGS (January 19, 2024)

TIER 1: CONTENDERS

1) Boston Celtics

  • Record: 32-9
  • Previous Ranking: 2

2) Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Record: 30-11
  • Previous Ranking: 3

3) Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Record: 28-13
  • Previous Ranking: 1

4) Milwaukee Bucks

  • Record: 28-13
  • Previous Ranking: 4

5) Los Angeles Clippers

  • Record: 26-14
  • Previous Ranking: 6

6) Denver Nuggets

  • Record: 28-14
  • Previous Ranking: 5

TIER 2: FRINGE CONTENDERS

7) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Record: 26-13
  • Previous Ranking: 7

8) Indiana Pacers

  • Record: 24-17
  • Previous Ranking: 8

9) Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Record: 24-15
  • Previous Ranking: 10

10) New York Knicks

  • Record: 25-17
  • Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: PLAYOFF TEAMS

11) New Orleans Pelicans

  • Record: 25-17
  • Previous Ranking: 11

12) Miami Heat

  • Record: 24-17
  • Previous Ranking: 12

13) Sacramento Kings

  • Record: 23-18
  • Previous Ranking: 9

14) Dallas Mavericks

  • Record: 24-18
  • Previous Ranking: 14

15) Phoenix Suns

  • Record: 22-18
  • Previous Ranking: 15

TIER 4: PLAY-IN TEAMS WITH POTENTIAL

16) Utah Jazz

  • Record: 22-21
  • Previous Ranking: 17

17) Orlando Magic

  • Record: 22-19
  • Previous Ranking: 16

18) Los Angeles Lakers

  • Record: 21-21
  • Previous Ranking: 18

19) Houston Rockets

  • Record: 19-21
  • Previous Ranking: 19

TIER 5: CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT

20) Chicago Bulls

  • Record: 20-23
  • Previous Ranking: 20

21) Atlanta Hawks

  • Record: 17-23
  • Previous Ranking: 22

22) Golden State Warriors

  • Record: 18-22
  • Previous Ranking: 21

23) Toronto Raptors

  • Record: 16-26
  • Previous Ranking: 25

24) Memphis Grizzlies

  • Record: 15-26
  • Previous Ranking: 24

25) Brooklyn Nets

  • Record: 16-24
  • Previous Ranking: 23

TIER 6: AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER

26) Portland Trail Blazers

  • Record: 11-29
  • Previous Ranking: 26

27) San Antonio Spurs

  • Record: 7-33
  • Previous Ranking: 28

28) Charlotte Hornets

  • Record: 8-30
  • Previous Ranking: 28

29) Washington Wizards

  • Record: 7-33
  • Previous Ranking: 29

30) Detroit Pistons

  • Record: 4-37
  • Previous Ranking: 30

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