Re: to you, what are the top 5 teams in the NBA so far?
Right now through the very limited sample size of games we have to judge from, random pretenders like the Grizzlies, Knicks, Clippers have to be among the teams at the top of the list purely because of their records. However, come January/February the true contenders will separate themselves from the rest. They will be:
Tier 1 contenders: Heat, Lakers
Tier 2 contenders: Spurs, Thunder
Then the Knicks, Grizzlies and Clippers will look more like ordinary playoff teams.