NBA Power Rankings: Lakers Take a Tumble

15. Phoenix Suns (16): Nash and Co. are doing their best to stay in it. A big win against the Lakers helped them continue to close in on a struggling Nuggets team. The road ahead will be rocky, though.

14. New York Knicks (19): Even with Jeremy Lin currently out of the picture, Carmelo Anthony is keeping the Knicks in the playoff race. A hard-fought overtime win against the Bulls proves that they can still be competitive against the best.

13. Orlando Magic (7): It seemed at first like Dwight Howard’s commitment to the Magic would rally the rest of the team. Instead, the big man’s eagerness to stir up drama has Orlando caught in a downward spiral. Superman needs to hire a new PR agent, ASAP.

12. Milwaukee Bucks (21): Since the acquisition of Monta Ellis, the Bucks have been a different club. They’re playing like a team on a mission and are within a game of being in the playoff picture.

11. Houston Rockets (15): One way or another, the Rockets are consistently notching wins and are in the thick of the playoff race. Even after a rough loss to the Pacers, they bounced back and claimed victories over the Bulls and Lakers. They won’t go down without a fight.

Next Page: NBA Power Rankings: 10-6

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Giannis Antetokounmpo Discusses Possibility Of Teaming Up With Brothers

Giannis Antetokounmpo is viewed by many as the best player in the NBA today. The reigning Most Valuable Player has…

Game Recap: Third Quarter Issues Reappear In Lakers Loss To Grizzlies

After winning two straight road games, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped back-to-back…

Lakers News: Luke Walton Respects Luol Deng For Aiding Team Despite Not Playing

In the summer of 2016 the Los Angeles Lakers signed Luol Deng a four-year, $72 million contract. The move raised…

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Makes Pledge Toward Philippines Typhoon Relief

Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers donated $150,000 in relief funds to…