With NBA training camps opening Monday, ESPN has put out its last off-season (first pre-season?) power rankings. The Nets, who have been called the worst team in the East by some, rank #25 overall and #13 in the East, with the Knicks and Bucks below them. Marc Stein writes, "Nets fans will live with every single bad "Nyets" joke" as long as Mikhail Prokhorov comes through the way other oligarchs have in soccer.
- Power Rankings: Lakers still on top - Marc Stein - ESPN