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NBA Power Rankings: Thunder Skyrocket up the Ladder, Can Anyone Catch the Celtics?

Check out Jeff Pratt’s latest NBA power rankings as of Friday, January 5.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Phoenix Suns Photo by Kate Frese/NBAE via 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 5, 2024)

1) Boston Celtics

  • Record: 26-7
  • Previous Ranking: 1

2) Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Record: 23-10
  • Previous Ranking: 6

3) Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Record: 24-9
  • Previous Ranking: 2

4) Denver Nuggets

  • Record: 25-11
  • Previous Ranking: 3

5) Milwaukee Bucks

  • Record: 25-10
  • Previous Ranking: 4

6) Philadelphia 76ers

  • Record: 23-10
  • Previous Ranking: 5

7) Los Angeles Clippers

  • Record: 21-12
  • Previous Ranking: 7

8) Miami Heat

  • Record: 20-14
  • Previous Ranking: 8

9) New Orleans Pelicans

  • Record: 21-14
  • Previous Ranking: 13

10) Indiana Pacers

  • Record: 19-14
  • Previous Ranking: 16

11) Sacramento Kings

  • Record: 20-13
  • Previous Ranking: 9

12) New York Knicks

  • Record: 19-15
  • Previous Ranking: 14

13) Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Record: 19-15
  • Previous Ranking: 11

14) Dallas Mavericks

  • Record: 20-15
  • Previous Ranking: 12

15) Phoenix Suns

  • Record: 18-16
  • Previous Ranking: 19

16) Orlando Magic

  • Record: 19-15
  • Previous Ranking: 10

17) Houston Rockets

  • Record: 17-15
  • Previous Ranking: 17

18) Los Angeles Lakers

  • Record: 17-18
  • Previous Ranking: 15

19) Golden State Warriors

  • Record: 16-18
  • Previous Ranking: 18

20) Utah Jazz

  • Record: 16-19
  • Previous Ranking: 22

21) Atlanta Hawks

  • Record: 14-19
  • Previous Ranking: 25

22) Toronto Raptors

  • Record: 14-20
  • Previous Ranking: 24

23) Chicago Bulls

  • Record: 15-21
  • Previous Ranking: 21

24) Memphis Grizzlies

  • Record: 11-23
  • Previous Ranking: 23

25) Brooklyn Nets

  • Record: 15-20
  • Previous Ranking: 20

26) Portland Trail Blazers

  • Record: 9-24
  • Previous Ranking: 26

27) Charlotte Hornets

  • Record: 8-24
  • Previous Ranking: 27

28) San Antonio Spurs

  • Record: 5-29
  • Previous Ranking: 28

29) Washington Wizards

  • Record: 6-27
  • Previous Ranking: 29

30) Detroit Pistons

  • Record: 3-31
  • Previous Ranking: 30

Biggest Riser: Pacers (+6)

Biggest Faller: Nets (-5)


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