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Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

Updated October 25, 2019 88.3k votes 11.6k voters 63.9k views30 items

List RulesVote up the NBA teams you think are the best right now.

30 teams, two conferences, one NBA championship - this is the ranking of the best teams in the NBA right now. Win percentages, points per game, and opponent's points per game are all factors for determining which NBA team is performing the best right now, but winning streaks and other basketball stats also demand consideration. Fans like you are casting their votes for the current best NBA team, so vote for your team below.

Vote for the NBA teams you think are playing the best right now. Feel free to vote for your favorite NBA teams or for the NBA teams that are exceeding expectations.  

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  • 1
    Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost NBA Finals
    2018 - Won NBA championship
    2017 - Won NBA championship
    2016 - Lost NBA Finals
    2015 - Won NBA championship

  • 2
    Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    3,738
    2,189

    2019 - Won NBA championship
    2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 3
    Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    4,088
    2,629

    2019 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2018 - Lost in Western Conference finals
    2017 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Lost in Western Conference finals

  • 4
    Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    3,450
    2,496

    2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
    2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 5
    Philadelphia 76ers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2018 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 6
    Cleveland Cavaliers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Lost NBA Finals
    2017 - Lost NBA Finals
    2016 - Won NBA championship
    2015 - Lost NBA Finals

  • 7
    Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    1,284
    1,433

    2019 - Lost in Eastern Conference finals
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 8
    Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Lost in Western Conference finals
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 9
    Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 10
    Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    1,202
    1,599

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2017 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 11
    Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in Western Conference finals
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 12
    New Orleans Pelicans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 13
    San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in Western Conference finals
    2016 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 14
    Indiana Pacers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 15
    Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 16
    Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?
    764
    1,296

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 17
    Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 18
    Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2017 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals

  • 19
    Los Angeles Clippers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals

  • 20
    Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Lost in Eastern Conference semifinals

  • 21
    Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 22
    Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 23
    Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

  • 24
    New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Missed playoffs
    2015 - Missed playoffs

  • 25
    Dallas Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

    2019 - Missed playoffs
    2018 - Missed playoffs
    2017 - Missed playoffs
    2016 - Lost in first round of playoffs
    2015 - Lost in first round of playoffs

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