NBA Power Rankings: Where do the Pelicans rank after week one

Zion Williamson and Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson and Josh Hart of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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2. Philadelphia 76ers (4-1)

Last offseason, pundits were saying that the Philadelphia 76ers were handcuffed to a poorly constructed roster. Well, they were wrong because new executive Daryl Morrey and head coach Doc Rivers have given this team the shot in the arm they desperately needed.

Gone away is Josh Richardson and Al Horford. In their places, shooters like Seth Curry and Danny Green are in place. A strong draft pick in Tyrese Maxey gives the 76ers a dynamic guard on their roster too. All of this has created the most talented team that the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid duo has ever had. “The Process” might be dead, but this 76ers team can be a title contender without question!

1. Brooklyn Nets (3-2)

I hate to say it, but the Brooklyn Nets are the best team in the NBA power rankings right now, and there’s no question about it. Sure they have a 3-2 record but that’s only because the team rested Kevin Durant who’s coming off an Achilles injury.

Other than that, this Nets team is elite. For all the qualms, the Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant duo looks unstoppable when they take the court. New head coach Steve Nash is showing that he has a knack for being on the sidelines, and this roster is stacked! Having Caris LeVert leading the second unit, with Jarrett Allen is something. New additions Bruce Brown and Landry Shamet give this team a spark too. It’s a real shame this team loss Spencer Dinwiddie though because they look like title favorites!

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