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1997-98 NBA Team Ratings

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan (28.7/5.8/3.5)
Rookie of the Year: Tim Duncan (21.1/11.9/2.7)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (28.7)
RPG Leader: Dennis Rodman (15.0)
APG Leader: Rod Strickland (10.5)
WS Leader: Karl Malone (16.4)

Please see the explanation for why these ratings differ from those published elsewhere on the site.

Team Ratings

Unadjusted Adjusted
Rk Team Conf Div W L W/L% MOV ORtg DRtg NRtg MOV/A ORtg/A DRtg/A NRtg/A
1 Chicago Bulls E C 62 20 .756 7.11 108.71 100.86 7.85 7.24 108.88 100.87 8.00
2 Los Angeles Lakers W P 61 21 .744 7.74 112.51 104.48 8.03 6.88 112.02 104.92 7.10
3 Indiana Pacers E C 58 24 .707 6.09 109.32 102.52 6.79 6.25 109.56 102.58 6.98
4 Seattle SuperSonics W P 61 21 .744 7.17 112.39 104.68 7.70 6.33 111.91 105.12 6.79
5 Utah Jazz W M 62 20 .756 6.54 113.22 105.87 7.35 5.73 112.80 106.35 6.45
6 Miami Heat E A 55 27 .671 4.93 108.47 102.81 5.65 5.09 108.69 102.85 5.83
7 Phoenix Suns W P 56 26 .683 5.18 108.27 102.49 5.78 4.44 107.68 102.73 4.95
8 Atlanta Hawks E C 50 32 .610 3.51 109.12 105.25 3.87 3.85 109.56 105.31 4.25
9 San Antonio Spurs W M 56 26 .683 3.99 104.70 100.22 4.48 3.30 103.99 100.28 3.71
10 Cleveland Cavaliers E C 47 35 .573 2.73 102.87 99.95 2.92 3.06 102.94 99.65 3.29
11 New York Knicks E A 43 39 .524 2.46 103.83 101.10 2.73 2.74 103.91 100.87 3.05
12 Charlotte Hornets E C 51 31 .622 2.00 108.23 106.16 2.08 2.45 108.69 106.11 2.59
13 Detroit Pistons E C 37 45 .451 1.57 106.33 104.56 1.77 1.95 106.65 104.47 2.19
14 New Jersey Nets E A 43 39 .524 1.57 109.14 107.35 1.78 1.89 109.61 107.48 2.13
15 Washington Wizards E A 42 40 .512 0.59 105.83 105.26 0.57 1.11 106.23 105.07 1.16
16 Portland Trail Blazers W P 46 36 .561 1.40 104.59 103.04 1.55 0.83 104.01 103.09 0.92
17 Minnesota Timberwolves W M 45 37 .549 0.71 108.48 107.77 0.71 0.17 108.14 108.02 0.12
18 Orlando Magic E A 41 41 .500 -1.07 103.34 104.60 -1.26 -0.53 103.70 104.35 -0.65
19 Houston Rockets W M 41 41 .500 -0.76 108.30 109.21 -0.90 -1.22 108.04 109.46 -1.42
20 Milwaukee Bucks E C 36 46 .439 -1.91 104.20 106.36 -2.16 -1.33 104.63 106.14 -1.51
21 Boston Celtics E A 36 46 .439 -2.62 103.40 106.29 -2.89 -1.96 103.93 106.08 -2.16
22 Philadelphia 76ers E A 31 51 .378 -2.39 103.56 106.31 -2.75 -1.89 103.96 106.14 -2.19
23 Sacramento Kings W P 27 55 .329 -5.59 101.54 107.70 -6.16 -5.83 101.19 107.62 -6.43
24 Dallas Mavericks W M 20 62 .244 -6.11 101.52 108.21 -6.70 -6.33 101.19 108.13 -6.94
25 Vancouver Grizzlies W M 19 63 .232 -7.30 104.95 112.83 -7.88 -7.47 104.86 112.93 -8.07
26 Los Angeles Clippers W P 17 65 .207 -7.37 104.06 112.06 -7.99 -7.53 103.93 112.11 -8.18
27 Toronto Raptors E C 16 66 .195 -9.27 101.74 111.73 -9.99 -8.32 102.45 111.40 -8.95
28 Golden State Warriors W P 19 63 .232 -9.12 96.53 106.31 -9.79 -9.20 96.09 105.98 -9.89
29 Denver Nuggets W M 11 71 .134 -11.78 99.93 113.10 -13.16 -11.74 99.84 112.95 -13.11