A lot has happened in the NBA over the last seven days. The Knicks got crushed by the Rockets, the Clippers have gone cold and the Jazz still can't win on the road. Here's the NBA Power Rankings, based on Deseret News analysis.
Previous Deseret News rank: 30
NBA.com rank: 30
This team is just sad. They need John Wall back in a hurry.
Previous Deseret News rank: 23
NBA.com rank: 20
Rookie standout, Anthony Davis is having ankle problems and this team is getting destroyed waiting for him to recover.
Previous Deseret News rank: 26
NBA.com rank: 27
The Pistons are playing better than at the beginning of the season, but they're still struggling mightily after being handled by the Knicks.
Previous Deseret News rank: 25
NBA.com rank: 24
The Raptors can't seem to do anything to get a win, no matter how many overtimes they play. After losing to the Jazz in triple overtime a week ago, they lost in double overtime to the Spurs.
Previous Deseret News rank: 27
NBA.com rank: 29
Things are looking up in Sacramento. Well, slightly. The almost beat the Jazz in Utah, then went home and gave the Jazz a beating the next day.
Previous Deseret News rank: 22
NBA.com rank: 22
Roy Hibbert has played well at times, but not well enough to get the Pacers over .500.
Previous Deseret News rank: 24
NBA.com rank: 25
The Sixers aren't a great team at home and don't have Andrew Bynum. yet, the Suns still couldn't beat them.
Previous Deseret News rank: 29
NBA.com rank: 26
At home or on the road, the Magic have a hard time finding a "w".
Previous Deseret News rank: 28
NBA.com rank: 28
Ah Cleveland. So young and looking like it.
Previous Deseret News rank: 12
NBA.com rank: 14
This team is struggling. Only New Orleans and Washington have worse current losing streaks. That's not good company to be in.
Previous Deseret News rank: 17
NBA.com rank: 16
The Blazers are struggling to play well consistently and scored just 85 points against the Nets, a team with a poor defensive rotation.
Previous Deseret News rank: 16
NBA.com rank: 17
Sure, they destroyed Rockets in Utah 102-91. But this team could barely beat the Kings at home and got handled in Sacramento. This team is still searching for an identity.
Previous Deseret News rank: 18
NBA.com rank: 23
Houston, we have liftoff. The Rockets have won two in a row, including a beat down against the Knicks.
Previous Deseret News rank: 13
NBA.com rank: 15
Dirk Nowitzki announced he is still 3-4 weeks away from making his season debut. Not good for the Mavericks.
Previous Deseret News rank: 19
NBA.com rank: 19
They beat the Mavericks in Dallas and still have a record over .500. Not too bad for the Warriors.
Previous Deseret News rank: 20
NBA.com rank: 21
The Bobcats continue to impress, staying above .500 and beating the Bucks.
Previous Deseret News rank: 11
NBA.com rank: 11
The Sixers still need an inside presence if they want to go anywhere.
Previous Deseret News rank: 14
NBA.com rank: 12
This team needs Derek Rose. They could also use a little defense, as well.
Previous Deseret News rank: 7
NBA.com rank: 9
As good as the Bucks looked early on, they've looked just as bad in the past week, losing three straight, including a loss to the Bobcats.
Previous Deseret News rank: 10
NBA.com rank: 10
No one knows what to think of this team. Beating the Magic in overtime doesn't exactly make the case for a great team.
Previous Deseret News rank: 3
NBA.com rank: 2
What has happened to this team? For a while, the Clippers couldn't be beat. Then they lose three in a row?
Previous Deseret News rank: 9
NBA.com rank: 7
The Lakers beat the Nets while shooting just 19-37 from the line. Dwight Howard made a whopping 7-19 in the game. Looks like "hack-a-Shaq" could turn into "hack-a-Howard."
Previous Deseret News rank: 21
NBA.com rank: 18
The Nuggets have won four straight, including win over the Grizzlies in Memphis. That bumps any team up in the rankings.
Previous Deseret News rank: 15
NBA.com rank: 13
Beating the dreadful Magic at home doesn't mean much. But the Hawks have won five straight, including a win over the Clippers. The Hawks are look good and playing well.
Previous Deseret News rank: 8
NBA.com rank: 8
The Nets lost in LA 95-90, in spite of the Lakers shooting just 19-37 from stripe. Brooklyn managed to score just 17 in fourth quarter. Williams and Johnson were a combined 12-34 from the field. But this team continues to show its strength, after beating Portland by double-digits.
Previous Deseret News rank: 6
NBA.com rank: 6
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have had some stellar performances as of late, but this team just doesn't play like it did last season.
Previous Deseret News rank: 4
NBA.com rank: 5
With a team that's almost as old as dinosaur fossils, the Spurs sure don't look it. They've won three straight and beat the Raptors in double overtime.
Previous Deseret News rank: 2
NBA.com rank: 3
The Knicks beat the Pistons and Hornets each by more than 20 points last week, but got crushed by Jeremy Lin and the Rockets. This team is good, but maybe not quite as good as fans hoped.
Previous Deseret News rank: 1
NBA.com rank: 1
The Grizzlies may have lost at home to the Nuggets, but they bounced back in their next game and still look good.
Previous Deseret News rank: 5
NBA.com rank: 4
Miami is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. This team is gelling together nicely.