Once again, I team up with Twitter’s asshole, @Mia_Heat_Index, to bring you Week 6 Fanalyst Rankings. Keep in mind these are done at the end of Friday’s NBA game schedule.
I’m an NBA and Nuggets blogger hailing from the Mile High and play the role as the fanalyst. MIH is an east coast Miami Heat blogger and plays the role of the Asshole Fan.
If you want to see the Eastern Conference Fanalyst Ratings visit his BLOG
1. OKC Thunder: (Last Week 3. Up 2) 16-3 They went 4-0 this week, and yes they were all against subpar teams, but this team is streaking. Durant and Westbrook combined for 65 points and have won 16 out of their 19 games. Once they learn to limit their turnovers, this team will be nearly unstoppable, especially with their effective big men in place.
MHI: Effective big men? Serge Ibaka’s effective but Perkins stinks. You don’t have to guard him on one end of the floor and, as Chris Webber said, he’s overrated on the other end. The perimeter of Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kevin Durant will drive the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals.
2. Denver Nuggets: (Last Week 2. No Change) 14-5. Denver Nuggets: 3-0 this week, wins against the Knicks, Kings and Raptors. They are leading the league in scoring, points in the paint, fast-break points, and 2nd in 2-point percentage and in the steals category. They hit an NBA record with 92 points in the paint against the Kings. On any night there are 4-7 guys in double digits and at any time any one of 5 players can lead the team in scoring.
MHI: And they’ll be outgunned every night in the playoffs. The Curse of Mutombo aka Sonics’ Revenge will kill this team in the playoffs. At least Nuggets fans get to hear their coach basically admit that he can’t coach stars as their starless team gets run out of the playoffs.
3. Houston Rockets: (Unranked) 11-8. They went 3-1 this week and had sturdy wins against the Spurs, Timberwolves and a 27-point win over the Wizards. They are ranked 4th in the league defensively, and beating teams like San Antonio, in that fashion, makes this team believable to at least crack the rankings. Another noticeable figure was their win against Washington with Houston grabbing 41 points off of the Wizards 24 turnovers.
MHI: A leap from unranked to 3rd reveals a flaw in the West rankings! And there’s nothing impressive about any win over the Wizards. According to NBAstuffer.com, only the Blazers have played a softer schedule than the Rockets over the last 5 games. When the smoke clears, this team won’t make the playoffs.
4. San Antonio Spurs: (#4 Last week. No Change) 12-8. They went 2-2 this week losing to the Rockets and to the Timberwolves. The Spurs are still ranked 3rd within scoring at 99.53 points. They are also second in the league in assists with 23.5.They are still able to make sizeable wins without Manu available.
MHI: Gregg Popovich laughs at your 4th place ranking just like he laughed at Kenny Smith’s dumbass comment that George Karl was the best coach in the NBA. Pop will have the Spurs back in the Western Conference Finals if everyone’s healthy for the playoffs.
5. Dallas Mavericks: (Not Ranked) 12-8 They went 3-1 this past week and have earned a place, once again, on my fanalyst rankings. They did lose against the Timberwolves, but despite what the common place fan may think, the Timberwolves have a solid core, especially with Kevin Love. Dallas Mavericks are ranked 4th in points allowed ( 89.2) and with the possibility of sitting out the unproductive Odom, this team may be on the up and up.
MHI: The Mavs will be a top-4 team out West when it’s all said and done, but don’t be surprised if they go down in the first round again. Upsets will rule the West playoffs this season. Book it.
6. Portland Trailblazers: (Last week #7. Up 1) 12-8. Portland Trailblazers: They went 3-2 which isn’t bad considering 5 games within 7 days is just physically exhausting. Also, they experienced their first back-to-back-to-back and only lost one game in that mess. They did lose to Detroit, Yeah, I know, but they blew out the Suns in an epic way.
MHI: I’m exhausted reading this ranking. Amnesty International is investigating that blowout win over the Suns and by the end of the season the Journal of American Medicine will be investigating why another rash of injuries killed the Blazers’ hopes of getting out the first round.
7. L.A. Lakers. (Last week #7. Up 1) 11-8. The Lakers went 1-1 this week, yeah, they only played two games but they did defeat the young and talented Clippers squad. Despite their lack of offensiveness, they are number three in the league as far as defense goes. They are averaging 92.5 points per game, but that’s not comparable to the ppg some of the other top-tiered teams are able to garner. Their defense is keeping them alive.
8. L.A. Clippers (Last week #6. Down 2) 10-6. L.A Clippers: Clippers went 2-1 this week with their solitary loss being against the Lakers. The team is averaging over 5 blocks per game, but what can one expect with Blake and DeAndre on the same team. They are averaging over 20 assists per game, but then again, when you give yourself the name ‘Lob City’ your assists number must still be on point. Furthermore, the Clippers are horrible floppers….
MHI: The Clippers are the best team in their division and a top 4 team in the West, but now I’m rooting for them to underachieve so Lob City can dunk the Nuggets out the playoffs. That shit would be PERFECT.