The Nets currently sit at #10 in the June draft, with a chance to drop down to #8 if their ineptitude continues. That pretty much matches the power ranking pundits' view of the team--about 10 spots from bottom. John Schuhmann of NBA.com says Sunday's loss "unofficially sends New Jersey to the lottery". Marc Stein of ESPN congratulates them on last year's pick but SI's Chris Mannix laments the Yi Experiment.
- Banged-Up Contenders - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Rockets rise into top five - Marc Stein - ESPN
- 2008-2009 Hollinger Power Rankings - John Hollinger - ESPN
- Cavs, Lakers vying for home edge - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated
- NBA power rankings: Cavs maintain grip on No. 1 - Chris Colston - USA Today