2016-17 NBA Power Rankings at the Quarter Mark of the Season

December 9th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
There's good news if your favorite team isn't where you'd like it to be in this week's NBA power rankings.

We're only a quarter of the way through the season—12 minutes if you're likening the 82-game slate to a single contest. We have another 36 minutes to play, adjustments to make and deficits to make up.

Of course, sometimes first-quarter holes can be too deep to dig out of. Without naming names (basically all of the bottom 10), it's probably too late for playoff hope. But hey, who knows?

The Orlando Magic made the biggest leap of the week, vaulting all the way into the middle of the pack. So anything's possible.

As always, rankings are based on win-loss records, advanced stats, head-to-head meetings and health. Because these are designed to measure how each team is playing right now, injuries have to factor in.

Recent performance matters most, but we're getting deep enough into the season now that a loss or two in a week might not necessarily outweigh a larger body of work.

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