If it's Monday, it's time for the NBA Power Rankings. ESPN, NBA.com and Sports Illustrated all put the Nets at around the same positions they did in week #1, firmly in the middle of league ranks. ESPN has the Nets moving from #18 to #14 and NBA.com has them going up one notch, from #16 to #15 while SI has them staying at #13. All note that the improvement of Richard Jefferson, but point to Vince Carter's injury as a caution.
- Power Rankings: Can defending champs hold off resurgent C's? - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Sorting It All Out - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- C's the moment - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- Power Rankings Protraction -- Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - John Schuhmann - NBA Blogs