In spite of their uninspiring start--and that injuries have already sapped their rotation, the Nets are NOT the worst team in the first NBA Power Rankings. That spot belongs to the Kings, but the Knicks and Nets are right there with them. Both NBA.com and ESPN rank the Nets #29, sandwiched between the Knicks and Kings. As ESPN's Marc Stein writes: "might as well keep talking about the incoming Russian billionaire".
- Power Rankings: Celtics, Magic leap Lakers - Marc Stein - ESPN
- After One Week, Three Teams Look Strongest - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- NBA Power Rankings (cont.) - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated