NBA Power Rankings: The Regular Season Finale

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team. 27. New York went 0-3 this week, leaving a matchup with the 76ers before their offseason begins. The Knicks head into the offseason looking to break up with their star <a rel=. (30-51). Previous: 24th. New York Knicks. 25

24. team. 84. The Kings went 1-2 this week, with a game against the Clippers to end the season. The Kings must feel better about their youth after the Boogie Cousins trade. <a rel=. (32-49). Previous: 25th. Sacramento Kings

(31-50). Previous: 23rd. Minnesota Timberwolves. 23. team. 86. Minnesota has lost six of their last seven games, as they gear up to end their season with the Rockets. The Timberwolves are tied with the Sacramento Kings for seventh in the lottery. Karl Anthony-Towns has been terrific this season, especially after the All-Star break. They should be every bit as excited as Bucks fans are to have Giannis Antetokounmpo. (Waits for Wolves fans to say “we’re more excited” to get a good scoff in.)

79. Dallas has lost their last five games, with the Grizzlies left on the schedule. The Mavericks currently have the ninth pick in the draft, as they look to add a talented player to a roster in need of young talent. The franchise is in a difficult situation, with Dirk Nowitzski heading towards the end of his career. They’ll need to decide if they’re in a rebuild, or if they want to make one last run in April with Dirk.. (32-49). Previous: 22nd. Dallas Mavericks. 22. team

69. New Orleans went 0-4 this week. Their season ends with a trip to Portland, as they look to the offseason to continue their rebuild around <a rel=. (33-48). Previous: 21st. New Orleans Pelicans. 21. team