Over the past 10 games, the Nets are the NBA's best defensive team, permitting only 92.9 ppg. They're also third in opponent field goal percentage. As a result, the Nets have maintained their fair-to-middlin' rank, around #17 to #19. With many of the power ranking pundits just back from the holiday or All-Star Game or writing up trade rumors, there's fewer rankings to be had this week.
- 2008-2009 Hollinger Power Rankings - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- NBA power rankings: Second half starts with Lakers out front - Chris Colston - USA Today
- Power Poll: Next stretch could define Nuggets - Sean Deveney - The Sporting News