NBA Power Rankings Playoff Edition: Brooklyn Nets Come In Near The Bottom

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May 31, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Detailed view of the NBA Western Conference championship trophy and San Antonio Spurs finals cap after the Spurs defeated the Thunder in game six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. San Antonio won 112-107. Mandatory Credit: Sue Ogrocki-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The regular season provided us many highlights and memories, and we’re hoping for the same from the postseason. Before the games get going though, there is some analysis and previews to be done. Here at Empire Writes Back, we decided to make NBA Playoff Power Rankings.

With the regular season concluding Wednesday, the NBA’s second season, the playoffs, starts this weekend. 16 teams will embark on a journey that they all hope ends with the Larry O’Brien trophy in their hands at the end of June. It will not be easy, but as fans we will get to enjoy every second of the journey watching on television and following on social media.

We will rank the 16 playoff teams 1-16, with one being the strongest team in the postseason to 16 being the weakest. This isn’t exactly in order of how we think teams will be eliminated or who we think will win the championship. While championship potential is one factor we looked into, we also took into account prior playoff experience, potential matchups in the postseason and how the teams looked heading into the postseason.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the NBA Playoff Power Rankings.

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