NBA Power Rankings

30. Atlanta Hawks     Image result for atlanta hawks

2017-2018 Record: 24-58

Result: 15th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 30

Bleacher Report Ranking: 29


29. Brooklyn NetsImage result for brooklyn nets

2017-2018 Record: 28-54

Result: 12th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 28

Bleacher Report Ranking: 28


28. Sacramento Kings Image result for kings

2017-2018 Record: 27-55

Result: 12th in the Western Conference

ESPN Rankings: 29

Bleacher Report Ranking: 30


27. New York Knicks Image result for new york knicks

2017-2018 Record: 29-53

Result: 11th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 27

Bleacher Report Ranking: 26


26. Orlando Magic Image result for magic nba

2017-2018 Record 25-57

Result: 14th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 26

Bleacher Report Ranking: 27


25. Chicago Bulls Image result for bulls

2017-2018 Record: 27-55

Result: 13th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 25

Bleacher Report Ranking: 23


24. Phoenix SunsImage result for suns nba

2017-2108 Record: 21-61

Result: 15th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 24

Bleacher Report Ranking: 24


23. Los Angeles Clippers Image result for la clippers

2017-2018 Record: 42-40

Result: 10th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 17

Bleacher Report Ranking: 20


22. Cleveland CavaliersImage result for cavs

2017-2018 Record: 50-32

Result: 4th in the Eastern Conference and Lost NBA Finals

ESPN Ranking: 23

Bleacher Report Ranking: 21


21. Charlotte Hornets Image result for hornets nba

2017-2018 Record: 36-46

Result: 10th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 21

Bleacher Report Ranking: 22


20. Dallas Mavericks Image result for mavericks

2017-2018 Record: 24-58

Result: 13th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 19

Bleacher Report Ranking: 19


19. Memphis GrizzliesImage result for grizzlies nba

2017-2018 Record: 22-60

Result: 14th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 18

Bleacher Report Ranking: 25


18. Miami Heat Image result for heat nba

2017-2018 Record: 44-38

Result: 6th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 20

Bleacher Report Ranking: 17


17. Detroit Pistons Image result for pistons

2017-2018 Record: 39-43

Result: 9th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 22

Bleacher Report Ranking: 18


16. Washington WizardsImage result for wizards nba

2017-2018 Record: 43-39

Result: 8th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 14

Bleacher Report Ranking: 14


15. Milwaukee BucksImage result for bucks nba

2017-2018 Record: 44-38

Result: 7th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 16

Bleacher Report Ranking: 15


14. New Orleans PelicansImage result for pelicans nba

2017-2018 Record: 48-34

Result: 6th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 12

Bleacher Report Ranking: 10


13. Portland Trail Blazers Image result for blazers nba

2017-2018 Record: 49-33

Result: 3rd in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 10

Bleacher Report Ranking: 16


12. Minnesota Timberwolves Image result for timberwolves nba

2017-2018 Record: 47-35

Result: 8th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 15

Bleacher Report Ranking: 12


11. San Antonio SpursImage result for spurs nba

2017-2018 Record: 47-35

Result: 7th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 13

Bleacher Report Ranking: 13


10. Indiana PacersImage result for pacers nba

2017-2018 Record: 48-34

Result: 5th in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 11

Bleacher Report Ranking: 11


9. Utah Jazz Image result for utah jazz

2017-2018 Record: 48-34

Result: 5th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 7

Bleacher Report Ranking: 6


8. Denver NuggetsImage result for nuggets nba

2017-2018 Record: 46-36

Result: 9th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 8

Bleacher Report Ranking: 9


7. Los Angeles LakersImage result for lakers

2017-2018 Record: 35-47

Result: 11th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 9

Bleacher Report Ranking: 7


6. Philadelphia 76ersImage result for 76ers

2017-2018 Record: 52-30

Result: 3rd in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 4

Bleacher Report Ranking: 4


5. Toronto Raptors Image result for raptors

2017-2018 Record: 59-23

Result: 1st in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 5

Bleacher Report Ranking: 8


4. Oklahoma ThunderImage result for thunder nba

2017-2018 Record: 48-34

Result: 4th in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 6

Bleacher Report Ranking: 5


3. Houston Rockets Related image

2017-2018 Record: 65-17

Result: 1st in the Western Conference

ESPN Ranking: 3

Bleacher Report Ranking: 3


2. Boston Celtics Image result for celtics logo

2017-2018 Record: 55-27

Result: 2nd in the Eastern Conference

ESPN Ranking: 2

Bleacher Report Ranking: 2


1. Golden State Warriors Image result for warriors logo

2017-2018 Record: 58-24

Result: 2nd in the Western Conference and Won NBA Finals

ESPN Ranking: 1

Bleacher Report Ranking: 1

 

 

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Episode 11 – The Derrik and Ryan Show X The Blatt Show

Blatt and I break down the Eastern and Western conferences. We also go through ESPN’s power rankings and give our two cents. We introduce Blatt’s new show through 421sports. Happy to have him aboard.

What Does Tyreke Evans Mean for the Pacers?

 

A LOT. Not only can you make the argument that he is the most prominent free agent the Pacers have ever signed, but he gets buckets. The Pacers biggest problem last season was when Oladipo couldn’t get his shots no one could. The Pacers were a team with one superstar and a ton of role players. Don’t get me wrong, you need role players to have a good basketball team, but in this league, you need at LEAST two bucket getters. Tyreke is coming off arguably his best season yet, where he averaged 19.4ppg 5.2apg 5.1rpg and 1.1spg. Tyreke also shot 39% from 3, which is excellent for Tyreke. Tyreke Evans can play basketball, and that’s a fact.

What Tyreke does for the Pacers more than anything, is he actually provides late-game lineups that can succeed. In his career, he has played 3 different positions (1-3), which is enormous for a Pacers team full of role players. Tyreke now provides the Pacers flexibility where they can play the hot hands instead of being stuck with the same lineup no matter the circumstances.  I personally believe that if Tyreke can stay healthy and plays a majority of the games, then he helps the Pacers add between 5-7 wins just by himself. Now a different story, but if Myles Turner and/or Sabonis or even both finally figures it out, then we could be looking at 10 more wins than last season. I have EXTREMELY HIGH hopes for Tyreke Evans on this Pacers team. BRING ON THE 76ERS, that’s the last thing I’m saying.

 

Bristol Boy the Treat of the Century

Man, you can’t teach this friendship that I just built with one of the dumbest humans I’ve ever come across. This kid is just a treat. He’s so damn lovable because he’s just a big dumbo. He is also the greatest Celtics fan of all time.

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This kid believes the Celtics should be the favorite to win the 2019 NBA Finals. I love a die-hard fan, but this kid is just excellent. Not entirely sure he is a kid, but based on his points and maturity I’d say he’s 11. Bristol boy paid for a house because of the NBA playoffs, that’s a dogshit lie, but you have to respect the fact that he thought I was going to believe that. I can’t say it enough; this man is so stupid that I love him and am offering a freelancing writing job to him. If Bristol Boy doesn’t come onto the podcast, I am going to be thoroughly disappointed, mostly because he said he would turn my 40 followers into 40,000 and undoubtedly that would be a blessing. Plus that makes him a “twitter thumb bitch.” The only problem with that is he only has 49 followers, so I am not sure how that works. I can’t get over this kids points; they’re just crazy ridiculous that they’re even convincing me. I respect an insane theory; I once said that I thought Korver’s contract was terrible because his jump shot seems like it would be harder the older he gets because he doesn’t have an extremely quick release like the other older shooters who extended their careers. (Shoutout Millennium Sports) I mean you can say that’s insane, but he hasn’t been as good since that contract happened. I am pretty sure that this man is older than me.  He brought up Shaq beating the Pacers instead of saying Kobe like someone my age or younger would do, but again maybe he loves the NBA and can’t wrap his head around that it would take a miracle for the Celtics to win the NBA Finals. I love me some Bristol Boy. They don’t make em like Bristol boy anymore. Bristol boy contact me so we can get you on the podcast ASAP.