2016-17 NBA Power Rankings: Mid-November Edition

November 11th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Things are looking up for Blake Griffin in this week's NBA power rankings, as his Los Angeles Clippers find themselves shoving past some of last year's established powerhouses.

It's as though the Clips, usually the embodiment of the not-quite-there sub-contender, are barging into the void this season's underperforming favorites created. Whether L.A. hangs onto its newfound position will depend on its sustained defensive excellence and, perhaps more critically, the expected superpowers remaining dormant.

Of course, even if the Clippers eventually slip back into their usual spot, the other team from Los Angeles is making its own push upward. It seems L.A. is a good spot for basketball these days.

As always, these rankings are measures of each team's current strength. Records, head-to-head meetings, advanced metrics and injuries all play roles in the calculus.

Nearly halfway through November, here's how things stand.

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