With Rudy Gobert protecting the rim and Gordon Hayward playing like an unabashed superstar, the Utah Jazz are on fire. Sure, they dropped games to the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics within their last 10 outings, but a victory over the defending champions
The Golden State Warriors weren’t going to reign forever. Not in the NBA Math Power Rankings, which are intentionally reactionary and weigh recent events just as heavily as what’s come to pass throughout the entire season. But it’s not the Cleveland Cavaliers ascending to the top.
Welcome to NBA Math’s inaugural power rankings. We’re determining how all 30 teams stack up in wholly objective fashion, using our Team Rating metric to evaluate both season-long performances and the levels the squads have played at in the last few weeks. Power rankings do have to weigh