NBA power rankings: Who is the Warriors' biggest threat?

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NBA power rankings: Who is the Warriors' biggest threat?

30. Philadelphia 76ers (0-15)

Last week: 30

Stat: Have taken the second-lowest amount of mid-range shots in NBA

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29. Los Angeles Lakers (2-12)

Last week: 29

Stat: Rank last in team field goal percentage (41.1 percent)

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28. Brooklyn Nets (3-11)

Last week: 28

Stat: Just two players shooting over 30 percent from three-point range (Larkin, Jack)

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27. Sacramento Kings (5-10)

Last week: 25

Stat: 5.4 points better per 100 possessions with Rondo on the bench

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26. Denver Nuggets (6-9)

Last week: 22

Stat: Opponents are shooting 46.1 percent (26th)

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25. New Orleans Pelicans (3-11)

Last week: 27

Stat: Holding opponents to 39.7 percent shooting over last two games (2-0)

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24. Orlando Magic (6-8)

Last week: 23

Stat: Fournier: Shooting 70 percent at rim (35-of-50)

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23. Minnesota Timberwolves (6-8)

Last week: 24

Stat: Plus-14.2 points per 100 possessions when Garnett, Towns, Rubio and Wiggins share the floor (117 minutes)

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22. Portland Timberwolves (6-10)

Last week: 26

Stat: Lillard: Would become 19th player in NBA history to average seven or more assists while taking more than 21 shots per game

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21. Milwaukee Bucks (6-8)

Last week: 20

Stat: Fourth in the NBA in 3P% but just 28th in attempts

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18. Charlotte Hornets (8-6)

Last week: 21

Stat: 39 percent increase in 3PA from last season

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17. Detroit Pistons (7-7)

Last week: 16

Stat: 26.5 percent shooting from three-point range over last two weeks

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16. Boston Celtics (7-7)

Last week: 14

Stat: Forcing 19.4 turnovers per game (second-most in NBA)

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15. New York Knicks (8-7)

Last week: 17

Stat: Porzingis' last seven games: 15.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.0 blocks on 46.6 percent shooting from field and 47.6 percent from three-point range

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

11. Los Angeles Clippers (7-7)

Last week: 5

Stat: Griffin: 57.5 true shooting percentage (second-highest of career) despite just 29.2 percent of shots coming at the rim (career low) and 40 percent from beyond 16 feet (career high)

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10. Dallas Mavericks (9-6)

Last week: 9

Stat: Rank last in offensive rebound rate (grab just 18.5 percent of available offensive rebounds)

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9. Toronto Raptors (9-6)

Last week: 12

Stat: First in free throw makes and attempts, third in percentage

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8. Memphis Grizzlies (8-7)

Last week: 10

Stat: Chalmers: 29.0 PER over six games with Memphis

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7. Atlanta Hawks (10-6)

Last week: 6

Stat: 28th in defensive rebounding percentage

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6. Chicago Bulls (9-4)

Last week: 4

Stat: Rose: averaging a career-low 13.9 points on 37.3 shooting

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5. Miami Heat (9-4)

Last week: 8

Stat: Allowing third-lowest three-point percentage in NBA (29.7 percent)

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4. Oklahoma City Thunder (9-6)

Last week: 7

Stat: Durant and Westbrook both with PERs over 30 for first time ever

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3. Cleveland Cavaliers (11-3)

Last week: 3

Stat: Love: 17.5 RPG is highest in a full season since 2011-12 with Minnesota

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2. San Antonio Spurs (11-3)

Last week: 2

Stat: Opponents are averaging just 17.5 FTAs per game -- lowest in NBA

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1. Golden State Warriors (16-0)

Last week: 1

Stat: Green: Leads team with 6.6 assists per game

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)


We're a month into the NBA season, and the standings are beginning to take shape.

There are certainly a fair share of surprises -- like the Houston Rockets, a few months removed from a Western Conference Finals appearance, firing coach Kevin McHale and currently sitting at 5-9, their worst 14-game start since 2010-11. After a 17-win season last year, the New York Knicks and rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis are impressing the NBA world, sitting above .500 after 17 games.

The Golden State Warriors faced some unfair skepticism entering the season, but any fan who claims to have predicted their current success is more than likely a liar.

At 16-0, Golden State is following up their championship campaign with the NBA's best start ever. They've cemented themselves as the class of the league. The question that remains: Who's their biggest threat in the West.

In this week's edition of our rankings, we try to figure that out.

Click through the gallery above to see how we see things, and tweet us at @AOLSports with your answer to this question: Is it time to cross the Rockets off the list of contenders?

See Steph Curry's reaction to breaking the NBA record for best start to a season:

Steph Curry: We Couldn't Tell You Who Had the Record at the Start of the Season

Previous rankings:
11/19: What happened to the Houston Rockets?
11/12: Can anyone catch the Warriors?
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