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NBA Power Rankings: Are the Terribly Terrible Rockets for Real?

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Terribly Terrible Rockets for Real?

It seems that someone forgot to tell the Houston Rockets that the NBA’s 2015-16 regular season is underway. The early part of 2015-16 has no doubt been weird. Some of the usual juggernauts are juggernauting, but this year’s landscape is rife with early-season underachievers, the fast-plummeting Rockets being among them. Can Houston regain its 2014-15 [...]

November 17, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Warriors May Never Lose Again

NBA Power Rankings: The Warriors May Never Lose Again

NBA Power Rankings are back! After a short delay, the return of The Hoop Doctors’ weekly look at where the league stands is once again ready for liftoff. There are no rules here, so check your need for order at the door. These rankings, like always, are going to change from week to week. That’s [...]

November 11, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Playoffs Here We Come

NBA Power Rankings: Playoffs Here We Come

Pat yourself on the back. Do the self-five. Pound your chest. Hell, play some pocket billiards if you’re into that sort of thing. You deserve it. Because the 2014-15 NBA regular season is over. And you made it. Now it’s off to the playoffs, which begin Saturday. And thank heavens for the brief respite in [...]

April 17, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Oh, Hey, It’s the Spurs

NBA Power Rankings: Oh, Hey, It’s the Spurs

Oh, look, it’s the Spurs. The time-biding, age-shirking, logic-looting, championship-chasing, demonstratively dynastic Spurs. Remember when we were worried about them? Yeah, me neither. Yours truly was never worried about them. Yes, I’m patting my self on the back. A few bold blockheads thought they were done. Believed they were finally too old. Could see injuries [...]

April 8, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Stephen Curry and James Harden Go MVP-ing

NBA Power Rankings: Stephen Curry and James Harden Go MVP-ing

It’s almost time for us to say goodbye to another year of NBA Power Rankings. The NBA’s regular season is winding down, which means we’re nearing a point of farewell. Never fear, though, because that point isn’t here just yet. We still have the playoff race and, equally important, the MVP chase—or, as it’s now become, [...]

April 3, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Russell Westbrook Remains a Cyborg

NBA Power Rankings: Russell Westbrook Remains a Cyborg

Good lord, the NBA playoff picture is a mess. Last week’s power rankings aren’t irrelevant, but they kind of are. The top- and bottom-most teams tend to stay put, but it’s the other 20 or so teams sandwiched in-between them that keep moving up and down, then up, then down, the ladder. In the Western Conference, [...]

March 25, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Playoff Race Takes on March Madness

NBA Power Rankings: The Playoff Race Takes on March Madness

Fuhgettabout March Madness. The NBA playoffs are almost here. Sure, you could watch college kids, some of them highly touted Association prospects, soak up late-winter, early spring spotlight as they sap 30 seconds off the 35-second shot clock trying to score, only to usually not score, en route to securing or losing a national championship [...]

March 19, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Wizards and Raptors are Tanking

NBA Power Rankings: The Wizards and Raptors are Tanking

Looking to identity and subsequently acquire what’s missing in your life? You’ve come to the right place. NBA power rankings are here. Before we begin, there is one housekeeping note: What follows is not the direct result of records alone. There will be lottery teams ranked higher than playoff teams and everything in between. Power [...]

March 13, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Warriors Are Clearly Scared of Thunder

NBA Power Rankings: Warriors Are Clearly Scared of Thunder

Thou shall fear no evil, because the NBA power rankings are here to save the day. It’s been forever since we last saw each other. Like, a whole week or something. A lot has happened since then. The Warriors are clearly tanking, trying to avoid a first-round dance with the Thunder; the Nuggets fired Brian [...]

March 4, 2015 dfavale Dan Favale, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The Dark Side of the (Phoenix) Sun(s)

NBA Power Rankings: The Dark Side of the (Phoenix) Sun(s)

Goodbye, All-Star discussion and NBA trade deadline. Hello, playoff race. It’s that time of year again. The focus is on the playoffs and various position-jockeying that’s going on. This week we have a lot of movement to cover, from the Blazers’ slump, to the Spurs’ mounting cankers, to the Thunder’s improbable surge, to the Sixers [...]

February 25, 2015 dfavale Power Rankings 0