Welcome back to the weekly power rankings at the Club. We're about halfway through the regular season, a time when teams begin actively attempting to grab a VIP table in the Club's Top 5. So many teams have high hopes, yet only a chosen few get mentioned as the elite. Three poor franchises even get mentioned for being so, so poor at what they are getting paid to do. Get buckets.
1. Miami Heat
2. OKC Thunder
3. LA Clippers
4. San Antonio Spurs
5. Memphis Grizzlies
The Heat remain top dogs in the East and the Association, but OKC and Lob City are playing well enough to be put into title contender discussion. These three, along with San Antonio, currently represent the teams with any hope of raising the Larry O'Brien trophy in June.
1. Charlotte Bobcats
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Phoenix Suns
Phoenix moves back into the garbage dump this week (they fired their coach today), but are thoroughly outplaying others in the bottom three. Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats hot start (7-5 in first 12 games) has become a very distant memory, as they are 2-24 since.. Ew.
Must Watch Games this Weekend:
Golden State @ San Antonio (Fri -7pm)
Memphis @ Chicago (Sat - 8pm)
OKC @ Denver (Sun - 8pm)
Broke Ass NBA Games this Weekend to Avoid:
Charlotte @ Orlando (Fri - 7pm)
Sacramento @ Charlotte (Sat - 7pm)