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NBA Power Rankings: Farewell Derrick Rose; Hello Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Power Rankings: Farewell Derrick Rose; Hello Portland Trail Blazers

This isn’t fair. What else can we say? Injuries have taken their toll on the NBA early, and it hasn’t been pretty. If we’re not anxiously awaiting the returns of Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo, we’re watching Andre Iguodala go down. Marc Gasol go down. Derrick Rose go down. For the season. Again. Put simply, [...]

November 27, 2013 admin Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Knicks, Nets Sucking Something Awful

NBA Power Rankings: Knicks, Nets Sucking Something Awful

Now we’re getting somewhere. More than 10 percent of the NBA season is in the books, allowing us to form conclusions based off more than two games and a bottle of Grey Goose. Now’s the time when the tankers begin to settle in and contenders that aren’t the Miami Heat start playing like they care. [...]

November 19, 2013 admin Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Michael Carter-Williams’ Sixers Are Like Whoa

NBA Power Rankings: Michael Carter-Williams’ Sixers Are Like Whoa

Be careful what you wish for. Months were spent fawning over the thought of regular-season basketball. The offseason was too much. The preseason was even worse. Meaningful basketball just couldn’t get here fast enough. Mercifully, the regular season came upon us. Then, we blinked. And now, all hell has broken loose. The Miami Heat appear [...]

November 6, 2013 admin Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: PG-13 Primer for 2013-14 Regular Season

NBA Power Rankings: PG-13 Primer for 2013-14 Regular Season

It’s over. You made it. No need to send reinforcements. The battle is over and the war has been won—the NBA offseason, preseason and all the crap that comes with it is over. Finally. You spent months wading through all the proverbial and, if you’re team is tanking, literal bull shit. Now you’ll be rewarded, [...]

October 28, 2013 admin Power Rankings 1

NBA Power Rankings: Identifying Contenders, Tankers and Everyone in Between

NBA Power Rankings: Identifying Contenders, Tankers and Everyone in Between

Things change in the NBA all the time. Preseason basketball is often considered meaningless because, well, it is. It’s supposed to be a time for star players to work through rust, fringe players to secure roster spots and coaches to nail down rotations. And in many ways, that’s what it is.  But it’s also a [...]

October 15, 2013 admin Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: A PG-13 Guide to the 2013-14 Preseason

NBA Power Rankings: A PG-13 Guide to the 2013-14 Preseason

The NBA is supposed to be fun. A lot of people understand that. Others don’t. Those people, the overly serious and belligerently antagonistic ones, won’t want to see what follows. This mark’s the inception of The Hoop Doctor’s PG-13 NBA Power Rankings, where almost anything goes. Language may sometimes not be suitable for those reading at [...]

October 8, 2013 admin Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Week 11

NBA Power Rankings: Week 11

The Chicago Bulls have overtaken the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the league, and top spot in the Power Rankings. [...]

March 8, 2012 admin Blogs, Power Rankings 1

NBA Power Rankings: All Star Weekend Edition

NBA Power Rankings: All Star Weekend Edition

As we head into the celebrated All Star break, the Heat and Thunder are surging. Chicago and San Antonio have overcome health issues and are not far behind. Check out the full Power Rankings at the season's midpoint. [...]

February 24, 2012 admin Blogs, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Week 7

NBA Power Rankings: Week 7

Despite their many injuries, the Bulls hold on to their spot at the top of the Power Rankings. But the Heat, Thunder, and Sixers have been making their case with big wins as we near the All Star Break. [...]

February 8, 2012 admin Blogs, Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Week 5

NBA Power Rankings: Week 5

The Bulls and Thunder continue their flip-flop at the top of the Power Rankings, with Miami, Denver, and Philadelphia chasing down the top spots. [...]

January 25, 2012 admin Blogs, Power Rankings 0