NBA Power Rankings Based on NBA Championship Odds After Week 11

Jan 1, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) is
Jan 1, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) is / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

2022 is now upon us and we're starting to get a picture of the contenders and pretenders .

The Association is constantly changing, and keeping up with who looks best can be difficult. Every week, I'll be providing my NBA Power Rankings for each team in relation to their NBA title odds

Here's how things stand after the first few weeks of action. All odds listed are via WynnBET.

1. Golden State Warriors (+400, LW: No. 1)

The Warriors got a good win against the Utah Jazz and remain at the top of the league.

2. Phoenix Suns (+700, LW: No. 2)

Phoenix really is 1a., but the Suns lost the Christmas Day battle so they are relegated to the No. 2 spot.

3. Chicago Bulls (+2500, LW: No. 5)

Chicago, specifically DeMar DeRozan, is on a roll right now. The Bulls are back in the top spot and are a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference.

4. Utah Jazz (+1000, LW: No. 3)

Utah did lose to the Warriors, but I'm going to classify that as a "Good Win."

5. Milwaukee Bucks (+400, LW: No. 6)

Milwaukee is without Khris Middleton again, which leaves them under 100%. However, they can still show how powerful they are without him.

6. Brooklyn Nets (+275, LW: No. 4)

The Nets have lost two straight and are looking to get back on track. Luckily for them, Kyrie Irving comes back this week.

7. Miami Heat (+1400, LW: No. 7)

Miami is starting to create some separation at the No. 4 seed in the East. The Heat are still waiting for Bam Adebayo to come back, which will take them to another level.

8. Memphis Grizzlies (+6000, LW: No. 9)

Memphis is beginning to drop its flag in the No. 4 seed in the West. They are four games behind the Jazz for No. 3 and nearly four games up on the Nuggets for the No. 4 seed.

9. Denver Nuggets (+2800, LW: No. 10)

Denver, who is following Nikola Jokic's lead to the ends of the Earth, is trying to be ready for whenever Jamal Murray comes back.

10. Cleveland Cavaliers (+10000, LW: No. 8)

Cleveland just got Evan Mobley back and is within striking distance of the Miami Heat for the No. 4 seed in the East.

11. Philadelphia 76ers (+2500, LW: No. 11)

Philly continues to chug along and be competitive until they get a piece back for Ben Simmons.

12. Charlotte Hornets (+20000, LW: No. 12)

Charlotte still has one of the most powerful offenses in the league, which allows me to trust them more than other teams.

13. Los Angeles Lakers (+600, LW: No. 17)

Despite LeBron James going berserk over the last several games, the Lakers still have a lot to figure out to be successful.

14. Boston Celtics (+6000, LW: No. 14)

Boston just got a 50-piece from Jaylen Brown and picked up the win. At this point, it's literally easier to predict the weather than what Celtics team will show up on a nightly basis.

15. Dallas Mavericks (+5000, LW: No. 15)

Dallas continues to be the middle ground of the league. They have nothing that excites me for this season.

16. Los Angeles Clippers (+2500, LW: No. 13)

The Clippers picked up a big win against the Nets. I just don't know how sustainable this is without Paul George.

17. Minnesota Timberwolves (+20000, LW: No. 18)

The Timberwolves have lost three in a row, but they are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot.

18. Toronto Raptors (+20000, LW: No. 22)

Toronto is 6-4 in its last 10 games and is starting to find a rhythm heading into 2022.

19. Washington Wizards (+10000, LW: No. 16)

The Wizards were frauds all along and are now coming back down to earth.

20. New York Knicks (+10000, LW: No. 20)

The Knicks' have gotten a nice resurgence with Kemba Walker coming back strong, but they still fail to put wins together.

21. San Antonio Spurs (+50000, LW: No. 19)

The Spurs are one win away from overtaking the Kings in the final play-in spot. There's obviously a lot of basketball left to be played, but they are on their way.

22. Sacramento Kings (+50000, LW: No. 23)

Sacramento is in the final play-in spot, but has to keep San Antonio off of its heels.

23. Atlanta Hawks (+5000, LW: No. 21)

Trae Young is playing amazing basketball right now, but it hasn't translated to wins. The Hawks are still only a game out of the play-in.

24. Indiana Pacers (+20000, LW: No. 24)

Indiana is slightly better than the Magic, but they are also in purgatory and don't have anywhere to go.

25. New Orleans Pelicans (+50000, LW: No. 26)

New Orleans is starting to show a little bit of promise for the second half of this season.

26. Portland Trail Blazers (+10000, LW: No. 25)

Portland is sliding as bad as I thought it would. Soon the Blazers will be the worst team in the league.

27. Oklahoma City Thunder (+100000, LW: No. 28)

Oklahoma City continues to lose games, especially without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

28. Orlando Magic (+500000, LW: No. 2)

Orlando continues to be terrible, but not the worst in the league. The Magic are isn purgatory at the bottom.

29. Detroit Pistons (+500000, LW: No. 30)

Detroit rang in 2022 with a win. Good for them.

30. Houston Rockets (+100000, LW: No. 27)

The Houston Rockets have suspended two of their best players for a game in the midst of a seven game losing streak. They are the worst this week.