Power rankings are in and the news is good. The return of Vince Carter is credited with helping the Nets' offense get back into positive territory after a six-game losing streak. NBA.com's John Schuhmann has the Nets moving up nine positions from #23 to #14...and an explainer. ESPN's Marc Stein has a smaller jump, from #21 to #15, while SI's Marty Burns has them going from #16 to #13. John Hollinger's daily ranks still has them at #26.
- By the Slimmest of Margins - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Tight competition for top spot - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Hollinger's NBA Power Rankings - John Hollinger - ESPN
- Home cooking - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- Power Rankings Protraction -- Sometimes, the Numbers Lie - John Schuhmann - NBA.com