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NBA Week 5 Power Rankings

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The Warriors remain on fire dropping only one game this season as other teams cling to only one win.

The Warriors and Stephen Curry are setting the league on fire with their 11-1 start. This is without Klay Thompson and James Wiseman or with little play from their two lottery picks. On the other end, the Rockets cling to their one win so far this season in hopes of a brighter future. See how other teams stacked up in our Week 5 power rankings.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans

2-12

30

30

If the Pelicans keep up this dreadful pace, they’ll own the worst regular-season record in NBA history. Not the best way to celebrate the league’s diamond anniversary. They are losing by a margin of nearly 13 points per game and are dead last in the league in Defensive Rating. Hopefully Brandon Ingram can return from a hip injury later in the week. Jonas Valanciunas (20.0 ppg & 13.8 rpg) would probably appreciate the help. Then there’s the question of whether rookie head coach Willie Green will get Zion Williamson back for Christmas.  – Gabe Bogart

 

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Houston Rockets

1-11

29

29

Check on the Rockets fans in your life, it is going bad right now. Currently riding a 10-game losing streak, Houston is firmly in the NBA’s basement. Houston is on pace to only win six games this season, even with double-double machine Christian Wood and blossoming star Jalen Green leading the way. With John Wall probably not coming back, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no help on the way. – Jacob Milham

 

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Detroit Pistons

3-9

28

28

The Pistons may have Cade Cunnigham in the lineup, but there is only so much the rookie can do. Two of Detroit’s three wins this season came from fellow bottom-fivers Orlando and Houston, but Detroit did pick up a quality win this week over the Toronto Raptors. Detroit may have a better record than some teams, but the bleakest outlook. Cunningham averages more turnovers than assists so far, while only Jerami Grant averages more than 15 points per game. – Jacob Milham

 

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Orlando Magic

3-10

27

27

Another week has come and gone, with the Magic are still in the bottom five. Orlando followed up their upset win over Utah with two double-digit losses, dropping them to 3-10 on the season. Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. are both living up to their billing so far this season. Also, Mohamed Bamba looks much better this season and is posting Rudy Gobert-esque stats for Orlando. However, these individual performances can only take the Magic so far. – Jacob Milham

 

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Minnesota Timberwolves

4-8

26

23

The Timberwolves drop in our rankings into the bottom five having a string of six losses. Minnesota has the third-worst field goal percentage in the league as a team at 41.3 percent. They are also the fourth-worst team in turnovers with 15.8 per game. Anthony Edwards is still a bright spot on this team. He leads the team with 24.1 ppg and in minutes played at 36.1. He is even drawing the attention of celebrities in the crowd. How long is the franchise going to put up with their poor performance before big changes are made to the roster? – Jacob Mummert

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