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2015 NBA Power Rankings: A New #1 and a Team That This City Deserves

The Atlanta Hawks climb to the top of the mountain as they take over the top spot in the Peachtree Hoops NBA Power Rankings.

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1.       Atlanta Hawks: *Drops the Mic*


2.      Golden State Warriors: They get the #2 this week purely from schedule strength for the week. Still though a very dangerous team.

3.      Portland Trail Blazers: So Wesley Matthews is just going to make everything he throws up isn't he?

4.      Houston Rockets: I am glad to see that they have decided to bring Josh off the bench and not playing him in crunch time.  I am saying this because it is going to be rough thinking you have to rely on Josh and Dwight to shoot free throws in a close game

5. Los Angeles Clippers: Clippers seriously need some bench help, but outside of the loss to the Heat they are looking good.

6.      Detroit Pistons: I am going to take the time to remind everyone that reads my rankings is that this is a WEEKLY power ranking. Like it or not, the Pistons have taken down a few of the best teams in the West and played the best team in the east to a final possession. The Pistons probably won't be here next week, but hopefully they can keep up the level of play and bump the Nets in the rankings.

7.      Dallas Mavericks: Starting unit is very very good, unfortunately an injury to an important player will devastate them due to having a weak bench.

8.     Phoenix Suns: Um. So yeah the Suns have turned it around with a couple of nice wins.

9.      San Antonio Spurs: Slowly but surely they are starting to look like the Spurs.

10.  Washington Wizards:  Congrats on blowing out the Bulls and I am sorry about the blowout against Atlanta.

11.   Chicago Bulls: It took 46 points from Gasol to get them to break a 2 game losing streak.  As of now, this team seems better on paper than in theory.

12.  New Orleans Pelicans: So for some reason I still have the play where Asik sent the game to overtime stuck in my head. What terrible luck.

13.  Memphis Grizzlies: It will be interesting to see if they indeed manage to get Green from Boston.

14.  Oklahoma City Thunder: The story of Dion Waiters trying to get a new jersey number made me laugh for a solid 5 minutes. I mean seriously, it's not as if the #23 was made famous by anyone already.

15.   Milwaukee Bucks: Somewhere Gasol just made another shot against them

16.  Toronto Raptors:  Um so when did defense become a problem for them?

17.   Utah Jazz: Gobert is going to be something, I mean this man blocks anything his path.

18.  Denver Nuggets: It is 2015 and I still don't get this team

19.  Charlotte Hornets: I can't wait for the debate if Lance and Big Al are better on the bench.

20. Cleveland Cavaliers: It may just be me but it seems like a bad idea to put JR Smith with Kyrie.

21.  Los Angeles Lakers: I'm Starting to think the Lakers aren't as bad as we like to think, unfortunately they also are not that good

22. Indiana Pacers: 23 in the Power Rankings, and yet there is the small possibility they make the playoffs

23. Boston Celtics: The Celtics learned that that they could make the playoffs, so then they decided they really needed to tank.

24. Sacramento Kings: Somehow they destroyed OKC.

25.  Miami Heat: It is sad to see Danny Granger age the way he did.

26. Philadelphia 76ers: So, I am going to go ahead and say that Philly is bad at tanking.

27.  Brooklyn Nets: Deron being out is bad for the Nets, but good for all the potential playoff teams looking in.

28. Orlando Magic: I keep wanting these guys to make the playoffs, and yet they just keep throwing games away.

29. Minnesota Timberwolves: Dare I say that Wiggins is starting to look like the Wiggins that we imagined

30. New York Knicks:  So Melo, about that business decision you made...... Good thing is if you get shut down for the season, you will have time to run whatever business you run.