BOSTON -- The NBA season will get going this week and that can only mean one thing … POWER RANKINGS ARE BACK!!!
And as we look at the NBA landscape at the start of the 2019-2020 season, it's clear that this season has a predictably unpredictable feel about it.
Teams that for years began the season at or near the top like Golden State, are no longer a top-five lock out of the gates. Others who have spent the bulk of the last four or five years in basketball purgatory, seem to have a new lease on their basketball lives and find themselves among the top half of the league rather than being a perennial bottom-feeder.
It all sets the tone for what should be an exciting NBA season!
And with that, here's NBC Sports Boston's inaugural power rankings.
NBA Power Rankings: How teams stack up entering 2019-20 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston