Welcome to the Playoff Power Rankings, my chance to analyze postseason matchups and evaluate every title hopeful.
In this context, "power" refers to championship viability: Who has the best chance of holding the Larry O'Brien trophy about two months from now? The Spurs, the top seed in the Western Conference, lead my list. No team comes into this postseason better coached, more rested and with more depth than San Antonio, which also boasts three stars with rich experience, playoff savvy and something to prove after a 61-win season ended in a first-round loss to the Grizzlies last year.
Here's how all 16 playoff teams stack up.
NBA Playoff Power Rankings