Jason Jones’ NBA rankings

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 5:27 AM

Warriors – 70-9 (latest week one) Golden State became only the second team in the 70-win club.two. Spurs – 65-14 (LW 2) San Antonio is two wins from a perfect residence record, but one of those games is against the Warriors.3.

Jason Jones’ NBA rankings

With records through Friday and latest week’s ranking:

one. Warriors – 70-nine (latest week one)

Golden State became only the second team in the 70-win club.

two. Spurs – 65-fourteen (LW two)

San Antonio is two wins from a perfect residence record, but one of those games is against the Warriors.

three. Cavaliers – 56-twenty-three (LW three)

Kevin Like is averaging twenty.0 points in his latest four games.

four. Thunder – 54-twenty-five (LW four)

Enes Kanter could be the second OKC player to win the Sixth Man of the Year honor.

five. Raptors – 53-twenty-six (LW five)

Dwane Casey is a leading candidate for Coach of the Year.

six. Clippers – 51-twenty-eight (LW six)

LA has won four consecutive games.

seven. Hawks – 47-32 (LW nine)

Atlanta sits in third in the E but could finish up sixth.

eight. Celtics – 47-32 (LW ten)

Isaiah Thomas’ scoring has helped Boston win four consecutive games.

9. Hornets – 46-33 (LW seven)

Charlotte is in a tight race for playoff seeding in the East.

ten. Heat – 46-33 (LW eight)

Helper coach Keith Bright should be back on the sideline soon after cancer treatment.

eleven. Trace Blazers – 43-37 (LW eleven)

Allen Crabbe will be an necessary player off the bench in the postseason.

twelve. Pistons – 43-37 (LW twelve)

Detroit has won seven of ten to lock up a playoff spot.

thirteen. Pacers – 42-37 (LW thirteen)

IN will have to fend off off Chicago for the final playoff spot in the East.

fourteen. Mavericks – 41-38 (LW seventeen)

Dallas has won six consecutive games after its playoff chances looked bleak.

fifteen. Grizzlies – 42-37 (LW 14)

Memphis has clinched a playoff spot but hasn't played well lately because of injuries.

sixteen. Jazz – 39-40 (LW sixteen)

UT is still clinging to the final playoff spot in the West.

seventeen. Bulls – 39-40 (LW fifteen)

Some Chicago fans undoubtedly miss coach Tom Thibodeau.

eighteen. Wizards – 38-41 (LW eighteen)

Eliminated from the playoff race, WA could sit John Wall rather than have him play through injuries.

nineteen. Rockets – 38-41 (LW nineteen)

Houston is spiraling downward, losing seven of its last ten.

twenty. Magic – 34-45 (LW twenty-two)

The Magic has won five of its latest seven after knocking off Miami on Friday.

twenty-one. Nuggets – 33-47 (LW twenty-one)

Coach Michael Malone isn't content with his team simply wrapping up the season – he wants wins.

twenty-two. Bucks – 32-47 (LW 20)

Milwaukee is 2-8 in its latest 10 games.

twenty-three. Knicks – 32-48 (LW 23)

Could Kurt Rambis return as coach following season?

twenty-four. Kings – 31-48 (LW twenty-four)

Sacramento needs to lose sufficient games to hold its top-10 protected draft pick.

twenty-five. Pelicans – thirty-49 (LW 25)

Norris Cole’s season appears to be over because of a back injury.

twenty-six. Timberwolves – twenty-seven-52 (LW 26)

MN knocked off the Warriors, providing a glimpse of what could become an elite team.

twenty-seven. Nets – 21-58 (LW 27)

Common manager Sean Marks should discover a coach in his offseason makeover of the team.

twenty-eight. Suns – 21-58 (LW 28)

Phoenix is playing the spoiler’s role after knocking off Houston.

twenty-nine. Lakers – 16-63 (LW twenty-nine)

Kobe Bryant is in the final days of his NBA career.

thirty. 76ers – 10-69 (LW 30)

Philadelphia’s tenth win means it won’t match the worst record in league history.

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