Saturday, February 17, 2018

NBA Rankings - 17 Feb

The Cleveland Cavaliers were almost the hottest team of the week after changing up half of their roster at the trade deadline, but the New Orleans Pelicans were even better, winning all 3 of their games this week by double digits behind an average of 41 points and 14 rebounds per game from Anthony Davis. Here are my full current rankings and playoff picks:





Rec
Proj



TW
LW
Team
Rating
W
L
W
L
MOV
SOS
PO Seed
1
1
Houston
-8.678
44
13
63
19
1
29
W2
2
3
Golden State
-8.354
44
14
63
19
3
11
W1
3
2
Toronto
-8.334
41
16
60
22
2
26
E1
4
5
Minnesota
-3.708
36
25
48
34
4
21
W3
5
6
Oklahoma City
-3.616
33
26
46
36
5
19
W5
6
8
Philadelphia
-3.549
30
25
47
35
8
3
E4
7
4
Boston
-3.305
40
19
53
29
7
28
E2
8
9
Denver
-3.106
32
26
45
37
10
17
W6
9
7
San Antonio
-3.102
35
24
47
35
6
25
W4
10
10
Utah
-3.035
30
28
44
38
11
2
W7
11
11
Washington
-2.441
33
24
46
36
9
27
E5
12
13
LA Clippers
-1.653
30
26
43
39
13
18

13
12
Portland
-1.522
32
26
44
38
14
16
W8
14
18
New Orleans
-1.428
31
26
43
38
15
9

15
14
Indiana
-1.283
33
25
44
37
12
30
E6
16
20
Cleveland
-1.058
34
22
48
34
16
20
E3
17
15
Milwaukee
-0.544
32
25
44
38
17
24
E7
18
19
Miami
-0.449
30
28
43
39
18
12
E8
19
17
Charlotte
-0.295
24
33
37
45
20
13

20
16
Detroit
-0.188
28
29
40
42
19
22

21
21
Dallas
0.9423
18
40
29
53
21
4

22
22
LA Lakers
1.461
23
34
33
49
22
7

23
23
New York
1.9083
23
36
32
50
23
10

24
24
Memphis
2.5879
18
38
28
54
24
5

25
26
Orlando
3.3038
18
39
27
55
25
14

26
25
Brooklyn
3.5539
19
40
27
55
27
15

27
28
Atlanta
3.5596
18
41
25
57
26
23

28
27
Chicago
3.8366
20
37
29
53
28
6

29
30
Sacramento
5.8137
18
39
25
57
29
1

30
29
Phoenix
6.8426
18
41
23
59
30
8


Playoff Picks

First Round

(1) Raptors over (8) Heat
(2) Celtics over (7) Bucks
(6) Pacers over (3) Cavaliers
(5) Wizards over (4) 76ers
(1) Warriors over (8) Trail Blazers
(2) Rockets over (7) Jazz
(6) Nuggets over (3) Timberwolves
(5) Thunder over (4) Spurs

Second Round

(1) Raptors over (5) Wizards
(2) Celtics over (6) Pacers
(1) Warriors over (5) Thunder
(2) Rockets over (6) Nuggets

Conference Finals

(1) Raptors over (2) Celtics
(2) Rockets over (1) Warriors

NBA Finals

(1) Raptors over (2) Rockets