NBA Rankers and Tankers

On Wednesday, we debuted the Rankers and Tankers, the five best, and five worst teams in the NBA.

Here are your Rankers so far through the NBA season:


  1. Golden State Warriors: (41-15) Have won 16-1 in their last 17 1st in West
  2. Milwaukee Bucks: (42-14) 8-2 last 10 1st place in East
  3. Toronto Raptors: (42-16) 7-3 in last 10 2nd place in East
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: (37-19) 9-1 in last 10 3rd place in West
  5. Denver Nuggets: (38-18) 7-3 in last 10 2nd in West


  1. New York Knicks: (10-46) have lost 17 straight worst in NBA
  2. Phoenix Suns: (11-47) have lost 14 straight
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers: (12-45) 3-7 in their last 10
  4. Chicago Bulls: (13-44) 2-8 in their last 10
  5. New Orleans Pelicans: (25-33) 3-7 in last 10

I would put the Jazz just outside the top 5 in the league’s best teams, having won 14 of 18 going into the All-Star break. Unfortunately the Jazz biggest tests against Houston, Portland (2x) and Golden State all resulted in losses. However, the Jazz did beat the Nuggets in that stretch.

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