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NBA First Month Power Rankings

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With the NBA season only a few weeks old, teams have already seen the ebbs and flows that are part and parcel of the league. Even with this only being November, every win and loss at this point of the season is just as important as in late April.

The Los Angeles Lakers claim the top spot even with Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma sidelined with injuries. Early injuries have also hampered the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trailblazers, as all three teams have struggled out of the gate.

Some teams, such as the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns, have been able to stay above the frey even though they have suffered injuries to key players as well, and the Boston Celtics will look to do the same with Gordon Hayward out indefinitely with a broken hand.

Are the Lakers the league’s best team? Will the Clippers overtake Los Angeles with the return of a Paul George? Can the Pistons get back on track when Blake Griffin returns? The shuffle has begun, and teams will rise and fall throughout the season. Here are your 2019 NBA Power Rankings.

  1. Los Angeles Lakers
  2. Boston Celtics
  3. Los Angeles Clippers
  4. Toronto Raptors
  5. Miami Heat
  6. Utah Jazz
  7. Milwaukee Bucks
  8. Philadelphia 76ers
  9. Denver Nuggets
  10. Houston Rockets
  11. Dallas Mavericks
  12. San Antonio Spurs
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves
  14. Phoenix Suns
  15. Indiana Pacers
  16. Brooklyn Nets
  17. Charlotte Hornets
  18. Detroit Pistons
  19. Oklahoma City Thunder
  20. Portland Trailblazers
  21. Atlanta Hawks
  22. Cleveland Cavaliers
  23. Chicago Bulls
  24. Orlando Magic
  25. Washington Wizards
  26. Sacramento Kings
  27. Memphis Grizzlies
  28. New York Knicks
  29. Golden State Warriors
  30. New Orleans Pelicans
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