2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: How Every Team Stacks Up in Early December

December 2nd, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
This week's NBA power rankings got their shakeup early, with Tuesday's upsetfest (referred to henceforth as Black Tuesday) seeing three of the last edition's top four teams fall in shocking fashion.

One squad, the Golden State Warriors, didn't slip on that dreaded day. But they fell Thursday—albeit to a quality opponent. End of their 12-game winning streak aside, the Warriors' ongoing development into the superteam everyone feared when the season started has carved a chasm between them and the rest of the league's elite.

Injuries have played roles elsewhere in the rankings, sending the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks into spirals.

As usual, rankings are influenced by records, advanced stats and current overall health—with an eye toward recent performance. If a team is missing a key star, that'll be reflected here. The idea is to organize these squads into an order that reflects their potency right now.

Here's where we stand heading into December.

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