After two wins against the Heat and Warriors, the Nets haven't risen much in the power rankings. John Schuhmann of NBA.com ranks New Jersey #20--up three, Marty Burns of SI #21--down one, while Marc Stein of ESPN moves them up four spots to #19. Dime is most optimistic, putting the Nets #17. The new frontcourt of Boone and Williams is nice, but the real test will be the Pistons, who rank #1 in two of the four.
- Early Presents - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Pistons can enjoy Christmas in No. 1 spot - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Power trio puts Boston back on top, but tests ahead - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- NBA Power Rankings - Dime Magazine
- With Roy Leading, Blazers Make Playoff Run - John Hollinger - New York Sun