NBA Power Rankings: Can anyone catch the Warriors?

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NBA Power Rankings: Can anyone catch the Warriors?

30. Philadelphia 76ers (0-8)

Preseason rank: 30

Interesting stat: Okafor: 56.7 percent field-goal percentage in fourth quarters

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29. Brooklyn Nets (1-7)

Preseason rank: 25

Interesting stat: -20.3 net-rating when score margin is 1-5 points

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28. Los Angeles Lakers (1-7)

Preseason rank: 27

Interesting stat: 7.5 points better per 100 possessions with Kobe Bryant off the floor

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27. Sacramento Kings (2-7)

Preseason rank: 20

Interesting stat: Rondo: 42 assists over last three games (11/7-11/11)

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26. New Orleans Pelicans (1-7)

Preseason rank: 11

Interesting stat: Outscored by 13.2 points per 100 possessions with Anthony Davis off the floor

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25. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-3)

Preseason rank: 29

Interesting stat: 14.8 points better per 100 possessions with Towns on the floor

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24. Portland Trail Blazers (4-5)

Preseason rank: 28

Interesting stat: Outscoring opponents by 7.8 points per 100 possessions when Lillard/McCollum play together

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23. Denver Nuggets (4-4)

Preseason rank: 26

Interesting stat: Gallinari: Seventh among all NBA players in free throws (48)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

22. Orlando Magic (4-5)

Preseason rank: 25

Interesting stat: Ninth in the league in offensive rebound rate

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21. Phoenix Suns (3-4)

Preseason rank: 22

Interesting stat: Second-worst assist-to-turnover ratio (1.08)

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20. Charlotte Hornets (4-4)

Preseason rank: 19

Interesting stat: Six players averaging at least 10.4 points

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19. New York Knicks (4-5)

Preseason rank: 23

Interesting stat: Opponents are shooting 33.3 percent from mid-range, which is ranked 30th

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18. Milwaukee Bucks (4-5)

Preseason rank: 13

Interesting stat: Best free-throw shooting team in the league (82.8 percent)

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17. Indiana Pacers (5-4)

Preseason rank: 18

Interesting stat: -14.2 net-rating in clutch situations (ahead or behind by 5 or less points in final five minutes of games)

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16. Boston Celtics (3-4)

Preseason rank: 16

Interesting stat: -6th in three-point rate, but 27th in 3P%

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

15. Dallas Mavericks (4-4)

Preseason rank: 17

Interesting stat: Dirk Nowitzki: .553/.516/.913 shooting slash-line over eight games

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14. Washington Wizards (3-4)

Preseason rank: 14

Interesting stat: Allowing third-worst 3P% (38.4 percent)

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13. Washington Wizards (3-6)

Preseason rank: 8

Interesting stat: 30th in offensive rating (95.7 points per 100 possessions)

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12. Detroit Pistons (5-3)

Preseason rank: 21

Interesting stat: Andre Drummond: 18.8 PPG and 19.3 RPG through eight games

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11. Utah Jazz (4-3)

Preseason rank: 15

Interesting stat: 53.8 percent opponents FG% in restricted area is 2nd best in NBA

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10. Chicago Bulls (5-3)

Preseason rank: 6

Interesting stat: 26th in offense, 6th in defense

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

9. Toronto Raptors (6-3)

Preseason rank: 12

Interesting stat: 19th in FG% and 23rd in 3P%, but 1st in FTA and 6th in FT%

(Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

8. Houston Rockets (4-4)

Preseason rank: 4

Interesting stat: James Harden is averaging 10.6 3PA per game and shooting 24.7 percent from beyond the arc

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7. Miami Heat (5-3)

Preseason rank: 10

Interesting stat: 4th in net-rating (offensive rating - defensive rating)

(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

6. Los Angeles Clippers (5-3)

Preseason rank: 5

Interesting stat: 28th in offensive rebound rate

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5. Atlanta Hawks (8-2)

Preseason rank: 9

Interesting stat: 4th in FG%, 8th in 3P%, 3rd in FT%

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

4. Oklahoma City Thunder (5-3)

Preseason rank: 7

Interesting stat: First in 3P% but 22nd in 3PA

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

3. San Antonio Spurs (6-2)

Preseason rank: 2

Interesting stat: Last in the league in FTA

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

2. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-1)

Preseason rank: 3

Interesting stat: 10th in defensive rating (18th last year)

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

1. Golden State Warriors (8-0)

Preseason rank: 1

Interesting stat: Curry: 36.2 PER through nine games

(AP Photo/Brandon Dill)


More than two weeks into the NBA season, we're beginning to get a feel for what each team really is after an offseason packed with player movement. And while there's still more than four months to play, one thing seems certain: The Golden State Warriors are for real.

As if they needed to prove it after storming through the Western Conference last year to win a title, Stephen Curry and the Dubs still haven't lost in 2015-16.

What we're still waiting to see is who, if anyone, can emerge from the pack to challenge Golden State -- and if anyone in the East aside from Cleveland makes for a legitimate contender.

There are plenty of surprises to weigh out through the season's early portion. See our rankings above and follow us at @AOLSports for more NBA talk throughout the season.

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