The Power Rankings are out this Monday afternoon and there are two pieces of news: 1) the Nets have made some movement but remain behind the Knicks in each of the rankings, and 2) the team they face Monday evening is unanimously seen as the best in the NBA.
John Schuhmann, who moved the Nets up four places to #24, writes of why things still aren't going their way. "Their opponents are shooting 43 percent from 3-point range, by far the highest rate in the league". Marc Stein, who didn't move the Nets from #26, adds the Nets have "somehow managed to post a lower team shooting percentage from the field than the opposition in (gulp) all 17 games so far."
- Power Rankings: Bulls are No. 1 at the quarter pole - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Banged-up Bulls still NBA's best - Marc Stein - ESPN
- NBA Power Rankings: Injuries Pile Up, But Bulls, Heat Still Excel - Tom Ziller - SB Nation
NBA Power Rankings: Bulls on top after quarter of season - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports