Golden State Warriors outside Top 5 in ‘way too early’ 2021 power rankings of ESPN

March 8, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr (left) talks to guard Stephen Curry (30) after an injury against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have not been included in the Top-5 of the ‘way too early’ 2021 power rankings of ESPN.

The three-time NBA champions, who finished the 2019/20 season with the worst record in the league (15-50), are at No.6 in the rankings.

The 2020 NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, are on top of the list, with their rivals, the Clippers, at No.2. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets are in third and fourth place, respectively.

Aside from the Warriors, the rankings also include the Dallas Mavericks (at No.5), the Boston Celtics (No.7), the Philadelphia 76ers (No.8) and the Brooklyn Nets (No.10).

The Miami Heat, who lost to the Lakers in the NBA Finals, are just the ninth seed in the rankings.

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