November 7, 2010

NBA Power Ratings

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 7:55 am

It’s early yet but here are power ratings for the NBA based on games through Saturday November 6. Teams have played against schedules that are dissimilar in schedule strength so this should help you get a better idea of what is going on. Note that despite being winless, Houston is still a better than average team. The Heat are 16 points better than average on defense while the Wolves are 15 points worse than average on defense. The Hornets great start is primarily due to their defense.  The Thunder’s poor defense is the primary reason they are not as good so far as they were last season. Despite being unbeaten, the Hawks have not played very well.

Team Off Def Overall
Miami Heat 0.52 -15.79 16.31
Denver Nuggets 6.71 -4.58 11.30
New Orleans Hornets -1.29 -12.17 10.88
Los Angeles Lakers 5.91 -3.78 9.69
Orlando Magic -0.74 -8.27 7.53
Boston Celtics 4.29 -2.62 6.91
Portland Trail Blazers -4.24 -10.63 6.39
New York Knickerbockers 3.12 -1.79 4.91
Houston Rockets 13.32 8.67 4.65
Dallas Mavericks -3.74 -8.22 4.48
Golden State Warriors 2.57 -1.42 3.99
Chicago Bulls 7.04 3.21 3.83
San Antonio Spurs 3.92 0.22 3.69
Toronto Raptors -0.48 -0.42 -0.07
Phoenix Suns 7.27 7.63 -0.36
Atlanta Hawks -2.72 -2.05 -0.68
Utah Jazz -1.02 0.78 -1.80
Memphis Grizzlies 3.54 5.65 -2.11
Milwaukee Bucks -8.56 -6.22 -2.35
New Jersey Nets -2.88 -0.49 -2.39
Philadelphia 76ers 0.29 5.06 -4.77
Sacramento Kings 1.27 6.38 -5.10
Los Angeles Clippers -3.88 1.78 -5.67
Cleveland Cavaliers -4.88 2.27 -7.15
Detroit Pistons -9.40 -1.42 -7.98
Oklahoma City Thunder 0.29 8.37 -8.08
Indiana Pacers -6.29 2.11 -8.40
Charlotte Bobcats -6.24 2.24 -8.48
Washington Wizards -3.41 10.24 -13.65
Minnesota Timberwolves -0.28 15.27 -15.54

6 Comments »

  1. I guess wins and losses don’t count on these power rankings. Otherwise, how could a 1-5 team like Houston be above the Hawks and Mavs.

    Sheesh.

    Comment by EddieInCA — November 8, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  2. game scores are best predictors of future performance. better than wins and losses. ATL played easy schedule andHouston tough. ATL got beat last night by an average team. HOU almost beat Lakers at LALALAND.

    Comment by wwinston — November 8, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  3. Houston almost beat LA in the first game of the year, but were outscored by 13 points in the second half, and the Lakers haven’t looked back since. Sorry Wayne, but this list looks pretty silly right now.

    Comment by James — November 9, 2010 @ 2:00 am

  4. check back in two weeks. i bet Lakers have lost a few and Rockets go on win streak. Atlanta lost 2 in a row since i posted.

    Comment by wwinston — November 9, 2010 @ 7:25 am

  5. This is much worse then the BCS.
    And the BCS Sucks big time.
    Lakers and New Orleans are 1 & 2.
    Not 3 & 4.
    Miami is #1 and Cleveland is #24. One game apart.

    Comment by DR Len — November 9, 2010 @ 11:32 am

  6. How about putting the ranking numbers in this spread sheet (and any other spreadsheet with rankings) like you’ve started doing on your NFL rankings? So I don’t have to count down to see where the OKC Thunder rank, for example.

    Comment by j-lon — November 9, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

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