The weekly power rankings are in...if you can bear them. Of the three weekly rankings out Monday, two put the Nets in the bottom five: ESPN's and Sports Illustrated while NBA.com has them at a generous #23. John Schuhmann of NBA.com, Marc Stein of ESPN and Marty Burns of SI all think Jason Kidd should pack his bags. While Schuhmann doesn't comment on Vince Carter's knees or ankles, he asks: "how do three other Nets have more dunks than Vince Carter?"
- The Haves and the Have-Nots - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: What's the buzz? Hornets are No. 1 - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Minnesota springs to life; Hornets take over top spot - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated