NBA Power Rankings Based on Championship Odds (Draymond Green's Punch Doesn't Shake Warriors' Odds)

 Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Jordan Poole.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Jordan Poole. / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest news in the NBA this week came from the defending NBA champions, as forward Draymond Green threw a punch at guard Jordan Poole in practice, leading to him taking time away from the team.

Green's actions certainly could effect the chemistry in Golden State's locker room, but Vegas isn't overreacting to the news, keeping the Warriors at +600 to win the NBA title.

With just a week before the season, does that change how you should approach the futures market? Probably not, but Green and Poole are going to need to patch things up to avoid a weird vibe during the 2022-23 season.

Before you place your futures, let's jump into our NBA Power Rankings with a week to go before the regular season starts:

1. Golden State Warriors (+600)

The Warriors don't look great from a PR perspective right now, but they are still an extremely talented team. They deserve the top spot.

2. Milwaukee Bucks (+650)

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks were a Khris Middleton injury away from another trip to at least the Eastern Conference Finals. They'll be back this year.

3. Boston Celtics (+500)

Boston has the highest win total projection in the NBA, and it should be back to the top of the East in the 2022-23 season.

4. Los Angeles Clippers (+700)

John Wall, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George look healthy, which is a scary sign for the rest of the Western Conference.

5. Brooklyn Nets (+700)

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant.
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

I won't count out Kevin Durant, and sneaky Defensive Player of the Year candidate Ben Simmons could help change things for this team.

6. Denver Nuggets (+1800)

The Nuggets are primed for a big season with Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. back healthy.

7. Philadelphia 76ers (+1400)

Don't sleep on the Sixers for the top seed in the East, especially if James Harden returns to form this season.

8. Miami Heat (+1600)

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Heat lost P.J. Tucker, and they are relying on their internal development to plug the hole in the rotation this season.

9. Phoenix Suns (+1000)

The Suns' championship window is closing rapidly, and it could be shut completely with a down season in the 2022-23 campaign.

10. Dallas Mavericks (+2500)

Luka Doncic should keep this team in the playoff conversation (1-6) in the West, but the depth is certainly a concern.

11. Memphis Grizzlies (+2000)

The Grizzlies will have to make due without Jaren Jackson Jr. to start the season, which could be problematic for their defense.

12. Cleveland Cavaliers (+3000)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland. / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavs are poised to make a leap following the trade for Donovan Mitchell.

13. Minnesota Timberwolves (+2800)

The Wolves have some depth questions, but their top group of Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns is going to be hard to beat.

14. Los Angeles Lakers (+1800)

 Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Lakers stay healthy? Do some of their veterans contribute? Both of those answers have to be "yes" for them to compete for a title.

15. New Orleans Pelicans (+4000)

The Pelicans are in a terrific spot to make a leap with Zion Williamson back healthy.

16. Atlanta Hawks (+5000)

The Dejounte Murray deal was designed to take the Hawks to the postseason, and Jae Crowder is a potential edition as well.

17. Toronto Raptors (+4000)

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet.
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

I think the Raptors are in a spot to take a step back, as they didn't make any major moves in a vastly improved Eastern Conference.

18. Portland Trail Blazers (+8000)

Damian Lillard always has the Blazers in the playoff conversation, but can he do it after a year lost to injury?

19. Chicago Bulls (+4000)

Lonzo Ball's knee injury is a bigger loss for the Bulls than people think heading into this season.

20. New York Knicks (+6600)

 New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson.
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks have looked good in the preseason, but can they compete with the elite teams in the East?

21. Charlotte Hornets (+15000)

LaMelo Ball is going to miss the start of the season with an ankle injury, which could bury the Hornets in the East.

22. Washington Wizards (+25000)

Bradley Beal is back, but there are a lot of questions (mainly Kristaps Porzingis) that need to be answered before I wager on this team.

23. Sacramento Kings (+50000)

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox.
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox. / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

I'm intrigued by the Kings, as Keegan Murray could help make them a play-in team, especially if De'Aaron Fox plays like he did to close last season.

24. Detroit Pistons (+50000)

Are Cade Cunningham and the Pistons ready to make a leap? Maybe not yet, but it's coming soon.

25. Orlando Magic (+50000)

The Magic have a lot of young guards they will get a look at this season alongside No. 1 overall pick Paolo Banchero.

26. Utah Jazz (+50000)

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley. / Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Conley is one of a few veterans who may be on his way out of Utah this season.

27. Indiana Pacers (+50000)

The Pacers will be fun to watch because of Tyrese Haliburton, but the rest of the roster is questionable for sure.

28. Oklahoma City Thunder (+50000)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey. / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Thunder are still in tank mode after losing Chet Holmgren for the season, and with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander banged up.

29. San Antonio Spurs (+50000)

Gregg Popovich said that you shouldn't bet on Spurs' futures, so I will not.

30. Houston Rockets (+50000)

Houston's defense was the worst in the NBA last season, and unless that improves, they're going to be back in this spot again.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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