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Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now? 

Ranker NBA
Updated October 25, 2019 86.9k votes 11.5k voters 63.3k views 30 items

List Rules Vote 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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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
Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

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

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

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

4
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

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
Oklahoma City Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
Milwaukee Bucks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

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

9
Utah Jazz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Is The Best Team In The NBA Right Now?

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

10
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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 Hornets 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
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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?

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

17
Washington Wizards is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
Denver Nuggets is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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
New York Knicks is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
Brooklyn Nets is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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