NBA Power Rankings week 15: OKC Thunder and teams hit trade deadline

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OKC Thunder, NBA Power Ranking W15

OKC Thunder, NBA Power Ranking W15: The teammates of Larry Nance Jr. #22 of the Cleveland Cavaliers help him up during a game against the Toronto Raptors (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)


Cleveland Cavaliers 13-37

Last rank: 30

Cleveland Cavaliers:

Offense: (106.1) 24th
Defense: (115.0) 29th
Net: ( minus -8.9) 30th

Results Week 15: ( 1-3) Won vs. Pistons: 115-100, Lost vs. Pelicans: 111-125, Raptors:109-115,  Warriors: 112-131
Games Week 16: (3 games) Mon vs Knicks | Weds at Thunder | Sun vs Clippers

The Cavaliers GM Koby Altman will work the phones trying to jettison Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson specifically. The former will be almost impossible to move because there are other comparable players on shorter-term, more economical deals.

Thompson will be easier to move, but since he’s in a contract year he could just as easily become a buy-out candidate so don’t expect teams to line up for him despite what his agents keep feeding the pundits.

As for the deadline consider the Cavaliers sellers who’ll be anxious to land draft picks or young assets with no leverage or options to get either.

Week 16 offers up one sub .500 team and two tough tests in the Thunder and Clippers.

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