NBA Western Power Rankings Week 4: Warriors make history

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November 17, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with guard Klay Thompson (11) during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA’s Western Conference is full of talent, but it’s the Golden State Warriors that make history while previous contenders are off to a shaky start.

To continue our weekly NBA Western Conference power rankings, we’ll be looking at the 15-0 start of the Warriors, the struggles of the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets, and everything else happening out West. Of course, the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans aren’t close to climbing up the standings, but a breakdown of the teams ahead of them is where things are as interesting as always.

For this episode of our Clipperholics rankings, myself and writers Jeff Nisius and Jose Salviati have combined our individual rankings to form one combined list of all the Western teams. To achieve this result, we used a weighted point system to see how our personal votes would position each team. For every 1st place vote a team gets, they receive 15 points. For every 2nd place vote, a team receives 14 points, and so on until the team coming in 15th receives one lonely point.

To provide the reasoning for our rankings, myself, Salviati and Nisius have discussed each team’s performance. All the way from the battle to escape 15th, right up to those chasing the Warriors, we’ve broken it down.

Let’s get started with the obvious last choice.

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