2021 NBA Week 2 Power Rankings

Written By Michael Thomas

10/26/21 – Week 2 NBA Power Rankings

The small sample size of the NBA’s opening week usually provides an interesting look at the standings. The start of the 2021-22 season was no different.

The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets, two teams that missed the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, are each off to 3-0 starts. (The latter spoiled the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener on Sunday.) Meanwhile, New York Knicks fans were already calling for a championship run after a season-opening double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.

In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers finally notched their first win of the season, overcoming Ja Morant’s 40-point outburst Sunday night. And behind Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors are off to a 3-0 start.

Which teams are rising and falling after the first week of NBA action? We’re running through all 30 teams.

NBA Week 2

1 Milwaukee Bucks

2 Utah Jazz

3 Denver Nuggets

4 Brooklyn Nets

5 Golden State Warriors

6 Miami Heat

7 Philadelphia 76ers

8 Los Angeles Lakers

9 Atlanta Hawks

10 Chicago Bulls

11 New York Knicks

12 Phoenix Suns 

13 Dallas Mavericks

14 Charlotte Hornets

15 Memphis Grizzlies

16 Washington Wizards

17 Portland Trail Blazers

18 LA Clippers

19 Boston Celtics

20 Minnesota Timberwolves

21 Indiana Pacers

22 Toronto Raptors

23 Sacramento Kings

24 San Antonio Spurs

25 Cleveland Cavaliers

26 Houston Rockets

27 New Orleans Pelicans

28 Orlando Magic

29 Detroit Pistons

30 Oklahoma City Thunder