2015-16 NBA Power Rankings as Season’s 2nd Half Begins

January 21st, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
We finally got to see some of the elites square off last week, as the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs both faced the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The results brought some clarity to this edition of the NBA power rankings—and a shake-up in the top four.

Elsewhere, some of the league's early disappointments showed signs of correcting mistakes and meeting expectations—better late than never. The results include some huge jumps in the rankings by teams we'd mostly written off. Unfortunately, those leaps come at the expense of other squads who can't seem to stop their slides.

The rules haven't changed. The rankings are still based on overall performance with an eye toward recent events. Injuries are factors, as they naturally affect each team's present strength, which is ultimately what we're measuring here.

A lot has changed since last week's rankings, and plenty more is in flux as we hit the season's second half.

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