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2015 NBA Power Rankings: The West is rising

The western conference is rising in the latest edition of the Peachtree Hoops Power Rankings.

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

1.       Golden State Warriors: It just amazes me that they can somehow have this many names on one roster.  Andre Iguodala is not a bench player on most teams, yet on this team he is.

2.      Los Angeles Clippers:  Chris Paul is having an MVP season without being mentioned as a possible MVP.

3.      Memphis Grizzlies: Just when I thought they were starting to fall apart, they comeback with a strong week.

4.      Cleveland Cavaliers: Crazy that a team second in the East is lauded as the favorites to win the East.

5.      Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook might be pretty good. I am convinced he might actually be the real life Wolverine with how fast he heals.

6.      San Antonio Spurs: Darn you Spurs for ruining my Sunday.

7.      Atlanta Hawks: 3-3 is not bad for the road trip. Good thing that the Hawks have a large lead on the conference.

8.     Portland Trail Blazers: Injuries are starting to take a toll on what was a promising season.

9.      Houston Rockets: For the past 3 weeks there was a rumor that Dwight could return at any point.

10.  Dallas Mavericks:  Is Rondo finally getting used to playing with the Mavs?

11.   Washington Wizards: Hey look, the Wizards actually got a winning streak together.

12.  Utah Jazz: Gotta wonder what the Jazz would have looked like if Alec Burke didn't get hurt.

13.  Toronto Raptors: Raptors fans are hoping that Lowry is not out for long.

14.  Phoenix Suns: Don't look now, but the Suns are back in the playoff race.

15.   New Orleans Pelicans: I am not used to seeing Eric Gordon healthy yet and playing really well.

16.  Chicago Bulls: Breaking news....the Bulls have an injured roster. In other news the sky is blue.

17.   Miami Heat: Dwayne Wade seems to be playing like Dwayne Wade of old. This could be scary.

18.  Brooklyn Nets: When you think they are dead, they end up winning a triple overtime game and then knock off the Pacers the next night.

19.  Detroit Pistons: So at what point should we start to question Stan Van Gundy?

20. Indiana Pacers: The Pacers have lost 5 games in a row, but hey a hobbled Paul George might be able to come back.

21.  Boston Celtics: If the Hawks end up playing the Celtics in the playoffs, I am not sure if I am emotionally stable enough to handle it.

22. Milwaukee Bucks: So I wonder if it is too early to regret having traded Brandon Knight?

23. Charlotte Hornets: According to Dave Jacoby, the Hornets could be a dark horse to make the playoffs.

24. Denver Nuggets: It will be interesting to see who will be the Nuggets' coach next season.

25.  Orlando Magic: Elfrid Payton seems to be a clone of Rondo...shooting and all.

26. Sacramento Kings: I watched one game of Demarcus Cousins and I got a headache with how frustrating his attitude can be.

27.  Los Angeles Lakers: Good for the Lakers to give the Warriors and Hawks a tough game.

28. Philadelphia 76ers: My favorite thing about the 76ers is that no matter how hard they try, they are still better than the Knicks.

29. Minnesota Timberwolves: For the hopes of a future draft pick, I really hope this team improves in the future.

30. New York Knicks: I still don't get how they beat the Spurs.