Power rankings are out. Nets are ranked #25 by SI and NBA.com, #27 by the ESPN, #28 by USA Today. ESPN's Marc Stein writes not only are the Nets rebuilding, they're not building a new arena. "Do we even bother mentioning LeBron without Brooklyn?" NBA.com's John Schuhmann writes if youth brings attitude, "we don't see that much of a dropoff." SI's Marty Burns says the kids "must learn the ropes".
- Power Rankings: Celtics begin on top, back and ready for more - Marc Stein - ESPN
- For Starters, the Celtics are Still on Top - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Celtics, Western powers lead the way - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- NBA power rankings: Celtics at No. 1 as season tips off - Chris Colston - USA Today