NBA Power Rankings: Sixers rise with James Harden; Nets tumble

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22. New York Knicks

After finishing as one of the top 4 in the Eastern Conference standings last season, it’s extremely disappointing to see the Knicks take such a big step back this season. But that’s exactly what they’ve done.

I have no idea where they go from here, but they could be in for an interesting offseason.

21. Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards are officially trending in the wrong direction. Bradley Beal is out for the season, the Wizards traded away several of their assets at the NBA Trade Deadline and will likely continue to free-fall down the Eastern Conference standings.

The Wizards could be in for one interesting offseason.