With a week to go before Opening Night and the roster nearly set, the Nets are ranked 12th in the NBA.com preseason power rankings. The ranking takes into account the return of Nenad Krstic and the team's new front-court depth, but worries what Jason Kidd's back injury might portend . Among Eastern Conference teams, the Nets rank sixth. Detroit is the only EC team ranked in the top 5.
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