Written By Michael Thomas

11/1/21 – Week 3 NBA Power Rankings

After falling to 3-4, the Milwaukee Bucks have forfeited the No. 1 spot this week. The Utah Jazz, who were the league’s final unbeaten team before falling to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, handed Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks their third straight loss on their way to the top of our list.

Another Western Conference team — the Golden State Warriors — is also surging with a 5-1 record entering Week 3. Stephen Curry has averaged 28.7 points per game and is getting a lift from a revived bench. Rookie Jonathan Kuminga made his NBA debut Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, notching his first points with a 3.

In the East, the New York Knicks continue to climb the rankings after a 5-1 start. With the usual contenders off to slow starts, the East is open for the Knicks, Bulls and Washington Wizards to claim.

Will the Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets get back on track? Can the Knicks, Warriors and Jazz maintain this level of play? Our experts break down all 30 teams.


Milwaukee Bucks

2 Brooklyn Nets

3 Phoenix Suns 

4 Utah Jazz

5 Los Angeles Lakers

6 Dallas Mavericks

7 Atlanta Hawks

8 Philadelphia 76ers

9 Miami Heat

10 Golden State Warriors

11 Denver Nuggets

12 LA Clippers

13 New York Knicks

14 Memphis Grizzlies

15 Chicago Bulls

16 Boston Celtics

17 Portland Trail Blazers

18 Toronto Raptors

19 Minnesota Timberwolves

20 Sacramento Kings

21 Washington Wizards

22 Charlotte Hornets

23 Indiana Pacers

24 San Antonio Spurs

25 Cleveland Cavaliers

26 Houston Rockets

27 New Orleans Pelicans

28 Orlando Magic

29 Detroit Pistons

30 Oklahoma City Thunder