Is it too early for power rankings? Apparently not. John Schumann of NBA.com does his end-of-the-summer rankings and drops the Nets to #26, but offers fans some hope. "The Nets aren't coming close to a playoff spot," he writes, "but they could remain somewhat competitive if their young core takes a step forward and they make a new commitment to defense." The big off-season winners? The Spurs and Wiz.
- Where they sit after summer - John Schuhmann - NBA.com