NBA Power Rankings: The Northwest Division

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May 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) in game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Someone is going to have to pry the Northwest Division crown away from the Oklahoma City Thunder’s cold, dead hands — and that’s not happening.

At least not this year.

With the Thunder tweaking their championship-level roster, there’s a significant gap between the best team in the division and the second best in the division. While the Portland Trail Blazers have made quite the strides through the past couple of seasons, they still don’t have the fire power to compete with Kevin Durant‘s Thunder.

Minnesota is in no-mans land when it comes to the Kevin Love fiasco, but could also be on the verge of landing a potentially very talented Andrew Wiggins. We don’t have any idea what Denver is going to be and the Jazz, well, they’re going to be fun to watch.

Here are the Northwest Division NBA Power Rankings.

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