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Top 10 NBA Teams 2022-2023 Rankings

Ranking the best NBA Teams so far in the 2022-2023 NBA Season as the Boston Celtics lead the way

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By Fan Rankings | November 19, 2022 - 05:29 PM

The 2022-23 NBA Schedule rolls into mid-November as the action on the hardwood is starting to heat up. After what was a strong start to the regular season by many of the top NBA teams, the top caliber teams are slowly starting to shift their way to the top as we approach the holiday season.

Currently 18 total NBA teams have something to be happy about as they currently sit at the .500 mark or better while five total NBA teams have at least 10 wins.

With the wins piling up for these NBA teams, it made it difficult to determine which teams were deserving of a spot on the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list.

 

One team that is well deserving is the Eastern Conference standings leader Boston Celtics who not only holds the best record in the conference but the record in the NBA.

As the Celtics look to get back to the NBA Finals, another team that is looking for another NBA Championship is the Milwaukee Bucks who currently sit in second in the Eastern Conference. 

Meanwhile over in the Western Conference, the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, and the Memphis Grizzlies each have at least 10 wins. Here is a look at the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list.




Honorable Mention

Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Finals Odds: +2100

Landing just outside of the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list is the Cleveland Cavaliers who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers have opened the season winning nine of their first 15 games of their 2022-23 NBA schedule. Their success has come on the offensive side of the floor as they currently rank 8th overall in scoring averaging 115.9 points per game while also ranking 5th in total free throw attempts (25.3 attempts per game) and 2nd in three-point percentage (39.4%).

Currently the team has six different players averaging double figures led by off-season acquisition Donovan Mitchell who is averaging 31.2 points per game.




Toronto Raptors

NBA Finals Odds: +4600

One of the hotter teams of late within the Eastern Conference is the Toronto Raptors who have won six of their last 10 games to push their overall record to 9-7.

The team’s recent stretch of wins including winning back-to-back games has the team currently sitting in sixth in the Eastern Conference. It has been a tale of two different Raptors teams this season as they have gotten off to a hot 6-1 start at home while winning just three of their first six games out of Canada to start the 2022-23 NBA schedule.

The Raptors are strong on both sides of the ball but their strong defensive start allowing just the 7th fewest points per game has led to their early season success.

Leading the way offensively is Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, O.G. Anunoby, and Gary Trent Jr. The tandem is combining to average 78.5 points per game to go along with 21.1 rebounds and 17.9 assists. 




Top 10 NBA Teams

10. Phoenix Suns

NBA Finals Odds: +750

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list is the NBA best record team from a year ago the Phoenix Suns. After failing to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, the Phoenix Suns are looking to get back to the NBA Finals during the 2022-23 NBA season. 

Despite returning nearly the same roster the success has not been as strong for the Suns to start the season including winning just five of their last 10 overall contests to push their record to 9-6 on the season.

This comes after an impressive start that saw the team win four of their first five games to start the season. The Suns are just 2-5 on the road while ranking 6th in the NBA in points allowed per game (108.8) and 10th in points scored per game (115).




9. Atlanta Hawks

NBA Finals Odds: +4200

Another NBA team with high expectations for the NBA Schedule 2022-23 is the Atlanta Hawks who are looking to move to the top of the NBA Eastern Conference.

A team loaded with talent including one of the top scorers in the NBA Trae Young has started off the season winning nine of their 15 games to push to third place in the Eastern Conference.

The Hawks currently rank 12th in scoring (114.6) but have struggled to slow down opposing teams allowing 113.9 points per game making it difficult to win contests.

Overall, the team is led by Trae Young and Dejounte Murray who both are averaging over 21 points per game to go along with at least seven assists. 




8. Denver Nuggets

NBA Finals Odds: +2000

When you have the reigning back-to-back NBA MVP on your roster you expect to see them as one of the top teams in the NBA each season.

After losing two straight games the Nuggets have fallen to sixth in a loaded Western Conference while pushing their 2022-23 NBA record to 9-6 on the season. As teams around the NBA are scoring more and more each game including 13 NBA teams averaging at least 114 points per game, this has allowed teams to struggle slowing down opponents.

That has been the Nuggets struggles as they have averaged 114.9 points per game but are allowing 115 points per game. The Nuggets are one of two teams in the NBA with a negative point differential while winning at least nine games.  




7. Indiana Pacers

NBA Finals Odds: +50000

One of the biggest surprises among the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list may be the Indiana Pacers who are loaded with young talent.

The Pacers who have 10 NBA players who are under the age of 24 to start the season are loaded with young talent while also having solid veterans including Myles Turner and Buddy Hield to help shape their roster.

One of those young stars is the team’s first round draft pick from the 2022 NBA Draft Bennedict Mathurin who is averaging 19.6 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

The Pacers currently sit in 5th place in the Eastern Conference after winning eight of their first 14 games while ranking 5th in the NBA in scoring.




6. Dallas Mavericks

NBA Finals Odds: +2000

After their successful 2021-22 NBA season that saw the team make a deep playoff run in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks are looking to continue that trend during the 2022-23 NBA season.

The Mavericks led by NBA MVP candidate Luka Doncic have started the season winning nine of their 15 games to push their overall record. The Mavericks who currently sit at 9-6 on the season are one of the hottest teams in the NBA entering the weekend as they have currently won seven of their last 10 games.

Carrying that load is the Mavericks All-Star point guard Doncic who is currently carrying the team while leading in scoring (34.3), rebounds (9.1), assists (8.1), and steals (2.). 




5. Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Finals Odds: +6500

Rounding out the top five on the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list is another surprising team to start the season, the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Trail Blazers who played just 27 games last season while finishing with the third worst record in the Western Conference currently sits first place in the Western Conference with a 10-5 record to start the season.

The team’s recent success of winning six of their last 10 games has them as one of three teams in the Western Conference with at least 10 wins to start the season.

Much of their success has come from their team’s defense that currently ranks 5th in the NBA in points allowed while allowing just 107.7 points per game.




4. Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Finals Odds: +1800

Over the past 10-15 NBA seasons the NBA Western Conference has been loaded with talented teams and that is the case to start the 2022-23 NBA Season.

One of those talented teams is the Memphis Grizzlies who are led by All-Star guard JA Morant. The Grizzlies have gotten off to a strong start to the season while winning 10 of their first 16 games to push them to second place within the Western Conference.

Overall, the Grizzlies are as sound of a team as any at many aspects of the game including ranking 2nd in the NBA in rebounds. In addition to their strong performance on the glass the team is currently averaging 114.4 points per game. 




3. Utah Jazz

NBA Finals Odds: +16000

After an off-season fire sale that saw the Utah Jazz trade away the team’s two biggest stars in Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, many expected the team to be competing for a high 2023 NBA Draft Pick.

That isn’t the case to start the season as the Jazz have gotten off to a red-hot start while joining only the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics to have at least 11 wins. The team's hot start includes winning 10 of their first 13 games within the Western Conference including going 6-1 at home.

The Jazz are a well-balanced team that ranks 12th in the NBA in rebounds (44.6), 5th in assists (28.1), 8th in steals (7.8), and rank 13th in scoring (114.4). 




2. Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Finals Odds: +500

The 2022-23 NBA Season is sure to not disappoint in the Eastern Conference as the top two teams will look to battle it out all season as the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics sit at the top.

The Bucks who are just a few short seasons from winning an NBA Championship have their eyes on another NBA Championship. Entering the weekend, the Bucks currently are outscoring their opponents by 4.3 points on the year.

In addition, scoring the Bucks have dominated the glass while leading the NBA averaging 50 rebounds per game and racked up 6.4 blocked shots. The teams strong defense including ranking the 4th in the NBA in fewest points allowed per game.




1. Boston Celtics

NBA Finals Odds: +500

In at number one on the Top 10 NBA Teams 2022 Rankings list is the Boston Celtics. The same Boston Celtics that came just short of winning the NBA Championship last season.

While the team had to deal with off-season drama including their former head coach, it hasn’t slowed down their success to start the season while being led by a pair of the top stars in the NBA.

Those two players are Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum who are combining to average 55.6 points per game to go along with 14.3 rebounds and nine assists.

The team’s strong start including winning nine straight games has them sitting with the best record in the NBA while outscoring their opponents by a league high 7.2 points per contests.



How would you rank these NBA teams this month of the 2022-23 NBA Season Rankings? Rank below to be added in the NBA Power Rankings.

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