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.