NBA Power Rankings: Week 11 (2021-22)

It’s been chaos in the NBA. So many players have tested positive for COVID and are currently in health and safety protocols. That will make things very difficult for many teams this week and beyond. So these rankings might not be as consistent, but we’ll adapt and change rankings based on performance each week.

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NBA Power Rankings: Week 11
Team Rank Previous Upcoming Opponents Odds to win NBA Championship
Golden State Warriors 1 2 @Nuggets, @Jazz, Heat +480
Phoenix Suns 2 1 Thunder, @Celtics, @Hornets, @Pelicans +850
Utah Jazz 3 3 @Blazers, Timberwolves, Warriors, @Pelicans +1200
Brooklyn Nets 4 4 76ers, Clippers, Grizzlies +260
Milwaukee Bucks 5 6 @Magic, Pelicans, Pistons +700
Cleveland Cavaliers 6 5 @Wizards, Hawks, Pacers, Grizzlies +10000
Memphis Grizzlies 7 7 Lakers, Spurs, @Nets, @Cavs +8000
Chicago Bulls 8 8 Hawks, @Pacers, @Wizards, Magic +3000
Miami Heat 9 10 @Spurs, @Rockets, @Kings @Warriors +1300
Philadelphia 76ers 10 13 @Nets, Rockets +2400
Boston Celtics 11 12 Clippers, Suns, Magic +6500
Charlotte Hornets 12 16 @Pacers, Suns, @Wizards +13000
Denver Nuggets 13 11 @Warriors, @Rockets, @Mavs +2400
Dallas Mavericks 14 20 @Kings, @Kings, @Thunder, Nuggets +4200
Washington Wizards 15 18 Cavs, Bulls, Hornets +16000
Los Angeles Clippers 16 9 @Celtics, @Raptors, @Nets, Timberwolves +2400
Los Angeles Lakers 17 15 @Grizzlies, Blazers, Timberwolves, Kings +1200
Minnesota Timberwolves 18 14 @Jazz, @Lakers, @Clippers +16000
New York Knicks 19 23 @Pistons, @Thunder, @Raptors, Pacers +10000
Atlanta Hawks 20 19 @Bulls, @Cavs @Blazers +4200
Indiana Pacers 21 21 Hornets, Bulls, @Cavs, @Knicks +24000
Toronto Raptors 22 17 Clippers, Knicks, Spurs +24000
San Antonio Spurs 23 25 Heat, @Grizzlies, @Pistons, @Raptors +50000
Oklahoma City Thunder 24 28 @Suns, Knicks, Mavericks +50000
Portland Trail Blazers 25 22 Jazz, @Lakers, Hawks +10000
New Orleans Pelicans 26 27 @Bucks, Jazz, Suns +50000
Sacramento Kings 27 24 Mavs, Mavs, Heat, @Lakers +50000
Houston Rockets 28 26 Heat, Nuggets, @76ers +50000
Orlando Magic 29 29 Bucks, @Celtics, @Bulls +50000
Detroit Pistons 30 30 Knicks, Spurs, @Bucks +50000

Odds via FanDuel

Where’s The Value?

Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors just knocked off the Suns on Christmas Day, 116-107. Therefore, the Warriors have to get the top spot for that win on the road.

However, the Warriors could move down the rankings next week with Draymond Green out of action due to health and safety protocols. The Warriors will have Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins back but will be without the glue in Draymond Green.

Eventually, though, when Klay Thompson comes back, and Draymond Green is available again, the Warriors will be a tough out. There’s value on the Warriors right now. You can take them now or wait until after the week is over. The Warriors might struggle without Draymond Green, although it’s certainly not a given.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls were one of the first teams to really get walloped with COVID. They were without so many key pieces for a long time. With a healthy lineup and a 21-10 record, the Bulls are a dangerous team with Coby White, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic.

The Bulls are playing extremely well and can now take advantage of other teams without players due to COVID.

Teams You Should Stay Away From

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers have two of their best players out with injuries. Paul George was the latest to go on the injury list. At first, the team said they’d expect him out for a month. Now things are looking a little bit worse. There was a report that the Clippers are unsure if Paul George will return this season from injury.

It’s all downhill for the Clippers right now. I know it’s appealing, but don’t bite!

Portland Trail Blazers

We’re just waiting for the time where C.J. McCollum gets back to playing with the Blazers. After being diagnosed with a collapsed lung, reports are that McCollum could get back to playing on the hardwood soon. However, with a 13-20 record, his presence might be a little too late to push this team back into the playoff hunt.

It’s always fun rooting for Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum in the playoffs, but it’s looking unlikely that they’ll make any kind of run this year. Next up on the Blazers slate will be the Jazz. Good luck.

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