NBA Power Rankings

Terry Rozier
Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
May 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
By Danny Dragin And then there were two -- series, that is. The Celtics are clearly in control vs. the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, while the Warriors wrested home-court advantage away from the Rockets in Houston. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin called a Celtics-Warriors final last week, and he's...
Read More
Al Horford
Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
April 27, 2018 - 12:06 pm
By Danny Dragin While the Eastern Conference remains largely in play -- only Philly has clinched -- the West is all but set for the second round, with only Utah and Oklahoma City to be determined. In the meantime, here's a capsule look at where things stand, courtesy of WEEI.com's Danny Dragin...
Read More
Jayson Tatum
Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
April 13, 2018 - 11:22 am
By Danny Dragin The NBA season is over and the matchups are set. WEEI.com's Danny Dragin has moved on to the next phase of his weekly power rankings -- capsule previews and predictions for the first round of the playoffs. Eastern Conference 1. Toronto Raptors (59-23) vs. 8. Washington Wizards (43-...
Read More
LeBron James
Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
April 06, 2018 - 4:14 pm
By Danny Dragin One week remains in the NBA season and the haves are separating from the have-notes. Unfortunately for the Celtics, they're looking very much like the latter after the news that Kyrie Irving is out for the season. In any event, here's how the top teams in the NBA shake out, courtesy...
Read More
David Butler II/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
March 30, 2018 - 2:22 pm
By Danny Dragin And down the stretch they come! The NBA playoff races are heating up as teams jockey for postseason position, but major injuries (sorry about your face, Joel Embiid) keep scrambling the presumed leaders. The Celtics haven't let injuries slow their hot finish. Meanwhile, to give you...
Read More
Kyrie Irving
Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
March 11, 2018 - 11:49 am
By Danny Dragin It feels like the Rockets will never lose, but the Warriors are hanging tough. Here's another edition of WEEI.com's NBA Power Rankings, courtesy Danny Dragin. (All records through Friday, last week's ranking in parentheses). 1. Houston Rockets (1): 51-13 James Harden continues his...
Read More
James Harden
Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
WEEI
March 02, 2018 - 3:16 pm
By Danny Dragin The NBA is entering its home stretch, and that means another installment of Danny Dragin's NBA power rankings (previous rank in parentheses). 1. Houston Rockets (1): 47-13 James Harden came out this week and said, "This is probably the best team I've ever been a part of from top to...
Read More
Celtics guard Marcus Smart isn't much of a shooter.
Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
February 23, 2018 - 12:17 pm
By Danny Dragin With the NBA returning to action following the All-Star break, it's time for this week's installment of Danny Dragin's power rankings. The rankings didn't move much, since no one played last week, but let's get up to speed before the home stretch begins shortly. (Last week's rank in...
Read More
Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
WEEI
February 16, 2018 - 11:51 am
By Danny Dragin 1. Houston Rockets (2): 44-13 James Harden had 34 points and 13 assists in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves. The Rockets now find themselves in the midst of a 10-game win streak heading into the All-Star break. 2. Golden State Warriors (1): 44-14 Steve Kerr decided to let the...
Read More
Isaiah Thomas
Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
February 09, 2018 - 3:28 pm
Friday means it's time for NBA power rankings, brought to you by WEEI.com's Danny Dragin. This week's installment will focus on the just completed trade deadline. Who were the winners, losers, and bystanders? 1. Golden State Warriors (1): 41-13 The Warriors are one of the few teams unaffected by...
Read More

Pages