Ron Glover’s NBA Power Rankings

The second half of the 2010-11 season is underway and while the Miami Heat are starting to hit their stride there’s another team slow-walking in the East. Quiet and unassuming just like their leader Derrick Rose - ladies and gentlemen the Chicago Bulls are coming.

1. San Antonio Spurs – The Spurs are happy to get back home for seven of their next nine after going 6-3 on their last road trip.

2. Boston Celtics - If the Celtics are going to remain number one in the East it’s going to come on the road. They play seven more road games than the Miami Heat in the stretch run.

3. Miami Heat - Until the Heat prove that they can beat the Celtics they’ll remain a step behind.

4. Chicago Bulls - Joakim Noah returns to a team that went 22-8 in his absence, the combination of Carlos Boozer and Noah has only suited up for nine games this season.

5. Dallas Mavericks - Jason Terry says that the Mavs will catch the Spurs…

 Kobe Bryant

6. Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant and the Lakers coasted through the first half of the season, now the Champs begin their assault on the Western Conference crown.

7. Oklahoma City Thunder - This is one of those teams that you pray stays together for awhile. 

8. Orlando Magic – Where is Gilbert Arenas?

9. Portland Trailblazers – We’ll know today if/when Brandon Roy returns, what we know now is that the Blazers are on a six-game win streak and LaMarcus Aldridge is a man!

10. Memphis Grizzlies – Just when the Grizzlies gain momentum Rudy Gay is lost for a month or more. Time for O.J. Mayo to step up.

11. Denver Nuggets – Hey, at least the Nuggets got something for their star player. I don’t see this team falling into the abyss. This maybe a sympathy spot.

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12. New Orleans Hornets – This team needs to regroup – and fast.

13. Atlanta Hawks – Looking more like a sixth or seventh seed.

14. Philadelphia 76′ers – It’s a shame that this young cap-strapped team can’t get better now.

15. New York Knicks - The Eastern Conference first round just got very interesting.

16. Phoenix Suns - It’s gonna be a long, ugly fight for that eight spot, and the Suns will be in the thick of it.

17. Utah Jazz – The Deron Williams watch is on… 

18. Indiana Pacers – If they can take advantage of this soft schedule in the second half the playoffs would be a nice accomplishment.

19. Houston Rockets – The Rockets are in the mix with the Grizzlies, Suns and Warriors for the final spot in the West.

20. Charlotte Bobcats – If the Bobcats are going to make a run at consecutive playoff appearances the young ‘cats are going to have to get more tick.

21. Golden State Warriors – If they’re defense becomes a potent as their ability to score, they should be fun to watch down the stretch.

22. Milwaukee Bucks – The Bucks are going to make a run, those are the words of Brandon Jennings – not mine.

23. Detroit Pistons -  Wise move by Chrysler not to put any Detroit Pistons highlights in their new ad for the 200.

24. Los Angeles Clippers – When it’s time for Blake Griffin to re-up, the only thing he may be changing is his jersey number – that one doesn’t come in purple and gold.

25. New Jersey Nets – The Nets were a year away from getting Carmelo Anthony.

26. Sacremento Kings

27. Washington Wizards

28. Toronto Raptors

29. Minnesota Timberwolves

30. Cleveland Cavaliers

11 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NBA Power Rankings”

  1. Ron Glover says:

    No more than 45 minutes after I post this Deron Williams may be on the move to the Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and multiple picks from the Warriors.

  2. Origin says:

    Like I said last night looks like memphis and phoenix will be going to the playoffs this season.

    Utah and Denver are done.

    Looks like the Mikhail Prokhorov is working his magic……..Dwight Howard will be a Net in the 2012-13 season.

  3. kos says:

    Origin -

    co-sign on Prokhorov. Hadn’t heard any rumors about Deron Williams leaving Utah. That one came out of nowhere. I do see the Nets making a strong run for Dwight Howard.

    All of the power in the NBA is shifting East with all of the movement going on.

  4. Ron Glover says:

    Can’t knock Denver or Utah as they got SOMETHING for those guys…

  5. Origin says:

    @RG – Not knocking them just stating that Denver and Utah’s runs are over.

    Both those teams are done for this year and maybe the next few years.

  6. Ron Glover says:

    @Origin – That wasn’t in response to your comment I was thinking about the Tidal Wave effect from the Lebron “Decision”. But I don’t think anyone was going to make a deal for him anyway.

  7. Big Man says:

    It appears somebody is missing from that picture. Namely a viable two guard.

  8. Ron Glover says:

    @Big Man, I was just telling my homie today that they have a two-guard, he just doubles as their point guard. Seriously, their probably working the phones now to get something done with someone.

  9. Origin says:

    @RG – O.K. got you brotha.

    Looks like Mcnabb……….I mean Baron Davis (I always said those dudes could be brothers) got traded to Cleveland.

    Man I feel sorry for him, now he really is Mcnabb. He is the only bright spot on a crappy talentless team.

    Blake about to avg 28 a game now……..he will have to do everything.

  10. Ron Glover says:

    I don’t know what’s goin’ on Origin.

  11. Origin says:

    @RG – Word on the street brotha is Rasheed Wallace is coming back. I guess with no Perkins and the kid from Turkey the Celtics will need some big man help.

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