The Nets beat the Hawks and Grizzlies last week, but they remain stuck in the 24/25 slot in all the major power rankings. Call it waiting for 'Melo, writes Marc Stein.
A good performance vs. New Orleans would have helped. John Schuhmann writes, "The Nets' six-game stretch of good defense (94.4 points allowed per 100 possessions) came to a screeching halt in New Orleans on Wednesday." Both Schuhmann and Kurt Helin note the contributions of Sasha Vujacic in positive comments.
Of the two stats guys, John Hollinger and Jeff Sagarin, Hollilnger ranks the Nets higher at #23, with Sagarin putting them at #25.
- Florida trip launches Mavs to No. 1 - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Power Rankings: Mavericks back on top - Marc Stein - ESPN
2009-2010 Hollinger Power Rankings: 16-30 - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Jeff Sagarin NBA ratings - Jeff Sagarin - USA Today
- NBA Power Rankings: Dallas sweeps through Florida, right to the top - Kurt Helin