The Nets rose a little last week in the NBA weekly power rankings...of course, a 2-1 record after a nine-game losing streak can't hurt. John Schuhmann of NBA.com points to the team's miserable defense as he moves the team from #25 to #21, same as Marty Burns of Sports Illustrated. ESPN's Marc Stein has them rising four places to #22, noting Nets seem more affected by Kidd rumors than other teams in the mix. John Hollinger is not impressed. He still has the Nets at #26.
- Lakers ride good vibes to No. 1 spot; Jazz get in tune - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated
- For Every Action... - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Pau! Lakers get big boost - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Rebuilding Era Officially Begins in New Jersey - John Hollinger - New York Sun