APM Rankings (1/14)

January 14, 2013

By Jonathan Gordon

 

New number one…Denver rises…Chicago slips…Atlanta falls…Detroit and Minnesota jump up…Boston falls…Sacramento falls into bottom 5…Charlotte remains last for 4th week in a row. Who’s #1? Where’s your favorite team?

 

APM Rankings

1. Oklahoma City Thunder (9.72)

2. San Antonio Spurs (9.50)

3. Los Angeles Clippers (7.95)

4. Denver Nuggets (4.53)

5. Miami Heat (4.53)

6. Memphis Grizzlies (3.87)

7. Houston Rockets (3.57)

8. Golden State Warriors (3.10)

9. New York Knicks (2.74)

10. Indiana Pacers (2.21)

11. Brooklyn Nets (1.77)

12. Los Angeles Lakers (1.59)

13. Detroit Pistons (0.15)

14. Boston Celtics (-0.11)

15. Chicago Bulls (-0.32)

16. Utah Jazz (-0.45)

17. Atlanta Hawks (-0.46)

18. Milwaukee Bucks (-0.94)

19. Minnesota Timberwolves (-1.76)

20. Toronto Raptors (-2.34)

21. Portland Trailblazers (-2.79)

22. Orlando Magic (-2.80)

23. Phoenix Suns (-3.47)

24. New Orleans Hornets (-3.65)

25. Dallas Mavericks (-4.16)

26. Philadelphia 76ers (-5.03)

27. Sacramento Kings (-5.40)

28. Cleveland Cavaliers (-5.65)

29. Washington Wizards (-6.75)

30. Charlotte Bobcats (-8.27)

 

Adjusted Power Margin (APM) considers how NBA teams perform against their strength of schedules and is the best reflector of overall performance. Teams are rewarded for playing well against stronger teams and punished for playing poorly against weaker teams.