Two quality wins and the emergence of Devin Harris helped the Nets move up in NBA power rankings. Marc Stein of ESPN and J.E. Skeets of Ball Don't Lie have the Nets at #19. As Marty Burns of SI--who has the Nets at #23--reports, "Devin Harris is staking an early claim for All-Star honors." NBA.com's John Schuhmann--he's got the Nets at #21--adds "If only Harris hadn't missed three games in between."
- Hollinger's PER Diem: Nov. 17, 2008 - John Hollinger - ESPN
- Power Rankings: The Big East - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: New-look Pistons, Nuggets gaining ground - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Lakers still lead, but East off to impressive start - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- NBA power rankings: Lakers hold their ground at No. 1 - Chris Colston - USA Today
- NBA power rankings: Shattered dreams, broken promises - J. E. Skeets - Ball Don't Lie
- 2008-2009 Hollinger Power Rankings - John Hollinger - ESPN