We have completed the second of week of the NBA’s grueling regular season and it’s looking more and more like the Southwest Division is the NBA’s best division.
Competition was fierce this week with some battles occurring within the division.
It’s still early to pick a favorite from the Southwest with so much talent within the division but the divide seems to be becoming a little clear. Either that or the two teams with the best records in the Southwest Division, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets, have just been on insanely hot starts to the season.
Anyways, with that said, let’s check out the Southwest Division power rankings from week two! As always, let us know your thoughts on the rankings below in the comments section!
New Orleans Pelicans 3-2 (1-2 DIV)
Last week: 2-0 Last rank: 5
The New Orleans Pelicans find themselves with the award for biggest leap in the Southwest Division power rankings. Anthony Davis and company have made it clear that basketball is back in “The Bayou State” with a perfect 2-0 week. New Orleans picked up impressive wins over the Charlotte Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs, helping their rise in the rankings. Davis continues to be a beast for the Pelicans averaging 24.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 4.4 blocks. It’s early in the season but with the way basketball has gone in New Orleans the past few years, you can be sure Pelicans fans are talking about playoff dreams.
Up Next This Week: Nov. 10 @ Cleveland, Nov. 12 vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Nov. 14 vs. Minnesota