NBA Top 10 Power Rankings Week 3


While much has changed within the NBA over the first two weeks of the season, one thing has remained the same: the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the best team in the NBA. Tyronn Lue's Cavaliers are the lone undefeated team in the NBA, boasting a 6-0 record after edging out the Phliadelphia 76ers on the road Saturday. Cleveland's "big three" of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are, as expected, leading the way with all three averaging between 21.7 and 23.0 points per game. In total Cleveland has five double-digit scorers, and they're leading the NBA in both scoring offense (112.3 ppg) and offensive rating (115.2). With strides still to be made defensively and in the back end of their rotation, Cleveland can be even better than they currently are. And that's a good spot to be in at this point in the season.


In this week's edition of the Top 10 power rankings just one team dropped out, that being Chicago, but there was some significant change below the Cavaliers. On the Bulls, they lost three straight games before blowing out Orlando Tuesday night, with the offense looking nowhere near as fluid as it did during Chicago's 3-0 start. Perimeter shooting was a concern entering the season for Chicago, and during their three losses the Bulls shot just 21-for-61 from beyond the arc. Add in the fact that they allowed 107 points or more in each of those games, and it's easy to see why Fred Hoiberg's team struggled.


Click the arrow on the right, or the thumbnail images below, to see this week's power rankings. (Getty)