January 19, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) guards Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the second half at the Staples Center. Clippers won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

RWB Power Rankings

Another week of basketball; another week of ranking. Let’s hop on board and shake these bad boys. It’s the last rankings of the month and I got some stuff in store for you in February. Yeah so here we go.

Clippers:

Clippers have been in a little slump lately after going undefeated in December. Right now, they’ve lost 4 straight. At this point, they may have quieted some of the folks in the contending camp. But, it’s most likely them just missing Chris Paul. For me, the Clippers are top 3 in the West and so that means WCF is definitely in the cards. We’ll see. In this division, they are in a class by themselves.

Hawks:

A couple of things. They won 3 straight even after losing their 3rd leading scorer in Lou Williams. I would just like to say that I have always hated Lou Williams as a basketball player. I think he’s done more harm than good during his time here. But, he is a human being. And I have NEVER, wished an injury to anyone at any time. It’s just not right and shame on you if you ever did that. Lou is a good guy too. Like him off the court and hate him on it. Go figure. Get well Lou so I can hate you more. Also, Kyle Korver remains my favorite shooter that I have ever watched in a Sixers uniform. I still want that dude back on my team. He came up big in a double OT vs the Celtics. Still got it.

Wizards:

Wizards have been transformed. This is why folks thought they could make the playoffs at the start of the season. And their recent play has pushed them to the 3rd spot here. John Wall continues to impress in his return although improvement seems to be an issue. He looks like the same guy from year one but, with a much better supporting cast, he should be able to take next step as well as lead the Wizards to the playoffs next year.

Sixers:

Sixers had perhaps one of their best wins of the season vs the Knicks on Saturday but it doesn’t mask the fact that this team is still in trouble. They have a chance to get into the playoffs as the Celtics have been slumping recently. If they can get close enough to .500 by Bynum’s supposed return, they could make that push.

Pistons:

Pistons are at the bottom here but that doesn’t mean they’re not very good. Okay, they’re not very good. But, they are 5-5 in their last 10 so they’re just hanging around. They technically are within striking distance of the 8th seed too but highly doubt they make that ultimate push.

We kept the rankings simple and plain today. I promise regular format next week. So, Sensors, where would you put the teams?

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