APM Rankings (1/21)

January 21, 2013

By Jonathan Gordon

 

New number one…Miami rises…Houston slips…Chicago rises…Boston slips… Dallas jumps up…Orlando falls…Washington rises…Charlotte remains last for 5th week in a row. Who’s #1? Where’s your favorite team?

 

1. San Antonio Spurs (9.78)

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (9.46)

3. Los Angeles Clippers (8.58)

4. Miami Heat (4.82)

5. Denver Nuggets (3.82)

6. New York Knicks (3.08)

7. Memphis Grizzlies (2.95)

8. Indiana Pacers (2.49)

9. Golden State Warriors (2.47)

10. Houston Rockets (2.30)

11. Los Angeles Lakers (1.58)

12. Brooklyn Nets (1.41)

13. Chicago Bulls (1.05)

14. Detroit Pistons (0.27)

15. Utah Jazz (0.12)

16. Boston Celtics (-0.97)

17. Atlanta Hawks (-1.03)

18. Milwaukee Bucks (-1.18)

19. Minnesota Timberwolves (-1.86)

20. Toronto Raptors (-2.34)

21. Dallas Mavericks (-2.75)

22. New Orleans Hornets (-2.87)

23. Portland Trailblazers (-3.12)

24. Phoenix Suns (-3.50)

25. Orlando Magic (-3.91)

26. Washington Wizards (-5.05)

27. Philadelphia 76ers (-5.09)

28. Sacramento Kings (-5.42)

29. Cleveland Cavaliers (-5.75)

30. Charlotte Bobcats (-8.60)


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.