NBA Power Rankings: Analyzing Biggest Risers, Fallers Through 1st 2 Weeks

November 10th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

It's only been two weeks into the 2015-16 NBA regular season, and there has already been quite a mix of new and familiar. 

With the defending champions off to another sterling start and the runners-up in the East doing pretty well themselves, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers look like the teams to beat in their respective conferences. 

But there's a new class of stars brewing deeper within the standings, as some of the fresher faces of the league might start taking over sooner rather than later. 

Let's take a look at my league power rankings, where I took into consideration each team's performance this season and its current outlook moving forward. 


Biggest Risers

Detroit Pistons (No. 6)

At 5-2, the Pistons are exceeding last year's team by leaps and bounds. They picked up their fifth win of the season on Nov. 8 against the Portland Trail Blazers to move to 5-1. Compare that to last season, where they won their fifth game on Dec. 13 to improve to 5-19. 

Detroit is led by a two-headed attack of point gua ...

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