2016 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

February 19th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Though the 2016 NBA trade deadline didn't feature many high-profile exchanges, there were still some moves that made an impact on this week's power rankings. And that's a relief, because all that time off for the All-Star break meant only three games fit into the evaluation period.

We needed something to shake up the order a bit, and we got just enough.

Two main themes contributed to the general stasis. First, many upper-tier teams in positions to add talent seemed to look at the dominance of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs before concluding something along the lines of "Eh, what's the point?"

Second, some of the biggest names on the market (at least in theory) lost appeal because of their looming free agency. That explains Dwight Howard, Al Horford and Mike Conley staying put. Nobody was interested in a possible rental—perhaps because of that "Eh, what's the point?" justification above.

As always, stats, recent play and gut instinct factor into these rankings, which seek to organize all 30 teams into an order that reflects how good they are right now. The difference this week: We've got some trades to weigh ...

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