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NBA Power Rankings: The Golden State Warriors Are U-N-T-O-U-C-H-A-B-L-E

NBA Power Rankings: The Golden State Warriors Are U-N-T-O-U-C-H-A-B-L-E

Let’s ask the question that’s been burning a hole in our brains for months. Are the San Antonio Spurs as good, if not better, than the Golden State Warriors? No. No, they are not. Golden State proved as much during its 120-90 romping of San Antonio on Monday night, setting the stage for our power [...]

January 26, 2016 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Sixers Are No Longer Terribly Terrible

NBA Power Rankings: The Sixers Are No Longer Terribly Terrible

Half of the 2015-16 NBA season is in the books. Pat yourself on the back. You’ve done it. You’ve watched, you’ve cheered, you’ve moaned. You’ve wondered why it’s taken the Suns so damn long to sell off Markieff Morris. You’ve pondered the meaning of life whenever the Spurs or Warriors take the floor. You’ve lamented [...]

January 23, 2016 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: So, the Golden State Warriors Are Still Amazing

NBA Power Rankings: So, the Golden State Warriors Are Still Amazing

It has to suck playing in the NBA’s Western Conference. Unless you’re the Warriors or Spurs. Then it’s probably pretty chill. For those other 13 squads? Yeah, it sucks. Especially for the good-to-great contingents. The Clippers. The Thunder. The Mavericks, too. They scrap and they claw and they win, and yet no matter what they [...]

January 12, 2016 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: So This Miami Heat Team is Pretty Good, Huh?

NBA Power Rankings: So This Miami Heat Team is Pretty Good, Huh?

Oh, hello there, 2016. We almost didn’t see you come in, not with the 2015-16 NBA season unfolding exactly how it wasn’t supposed to. Sure, we knew the Spurs would be really good, even if we didn’t know they’d be historically awesome. We knew the Warriors would be great. We knew the Cavaliers would be, too. [...]

January 5, 2016 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Despite Missing Blake Griffin, Clippers Showing Signs of Life

NBA Power Rankings: Despite Missing Blake Griffin, Clippers Showing Signs of Life

Goodbye, 2015. It’s been real, often fun. Sometimes even real fun. But it’s time we bid you adieu. Just not before we send you off with one last batch of NBA power rankings. The Association is niche-y as ever these days. The championship contender pool contains only Cleveland, Golden State and San Antonio, with Oklahoma [...]

December 29, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Chicago Bulls Are Imploding

NBA Power Rankings: The Chicago Bulls Are Imploding

‘Tis the season for NBA power rankings. Fine, ’tis the day for NBA power rankings. It’s the same day every week, almost irregardless of the season. This day, of this week, is no different—except unlike the previous day, of last week, we’re here to acknowledge, to lament, the utter implosion of the Bulls. Yes, they [...]

December 23, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Did We Mention the Spurs are Really, Really, Really Good?

NBA Power Rankings: Did We Mention the Spurs are Really, Really, Really Good?

Our power rankings introduction is, for one week only, about to change. Most of the time, we wax distasteful snark that recaps all of the NBA’s major happenings over the past week, an approach aimed at teaching a crash course in almost everything you need to know. This week, though, you only need to know one [...]

December 15, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Boston Celtics Are Way Better Than Good

NBA Power Rankings: The Boston Celtics Are Way Better Than Good

I’ve got a secret. Can you keep it? Cool, because here it is: The Warriors are fire. Crazy, right? But not really. Some other crazily un-crazy things to consider: The Spurs have been in “God” mode since 1997; the Cavaliers are the most disappointing title contender at the moment; the Pacers do not miss Roy [...]

December 8, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Indiana Pacers—Yes, They—Are Coming

NBA Power Rankings: The Indiana Pacers—Yes, They—Are Coming

More than a month into the 2015-16 NBA regular season, everything is just as we thought it would be. LOL, jk. Much about the league’s landscape does make sense. The Warriors are godlike. The Spurs are right behind them. No one in the Eastern Conference can touch the Cavaliers. Not much else makes sense, though. [...]

December 1, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Psst…The Spurs Are Still Here

NBA Power Rankings: Psst…The Spurs Are Still Here

Come one, come all, you’re just in time to take part in the first NBA power rankings of the holiday season! This is big stuff, I know, so we’ll get right to it. A lot is happening now that the 2015-16 season is hitting its stride. The Warriors are still the Warriors; the Pacers are [...]

November 24, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0