NBA Power Ratings
*Short term injuries are not considered for these power ratings. Longer-term injuries are considered.
Raptors PG, Kyle Lowry returned this week from injury so I upgraded the Raptors a quarter-point. It would have been a half-point at the beginning of the season, but FVV I think is the better play now. In Lowry's two games back from injury, Toronto started both small guards and lost both games in tight affairs to good teams. I will be looking to see how this strategy works out for them going forward. My instinct is that it will be rocky at first before they start rolling.
Warriors PG D'Angelo Russell returned from injury this week. I upgraded the Warriors 1.5 points.
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