By Tony Andracki & Mark Strotman
Each Monday throughout the regular season, Mark Strotman and Tony Andracki will rank all 30 NBA teams. Below are Week 2 Power Rankings. Think we're way off? Agree with our picks? Hit us up on Twitter at @BullsTalkCSN with comments or criticisms.
|1|| Tony: Wow. Never thought I'd lead off with NY.|
Mark: LeBron put on one for the ages vs. Houston
|2|| Tony: Huh. Maybe age won't ever catch up to them.|
Mark: Duncan may never slow down.
|3|| Tony: Ray Allen a perfect fit in South Beach.|
Mark: Still the NBA's only undefeated.
|4|| Tony: Kevin Martin replacing Harden admirably.|
Mark: Ibaka has an offensive game. Look out.
|5|| Tony: Griffin's numbers have generally declined each year.|
Mark: Still the best team in Los Angeles.
|6|| Tony: They'll be fine. Stop freaking out.|
Mark: No Mayo hasn't hurt Memphis' sandwich.
|7|| Tony: D-Will looks rejuvenated. Could be in MVP talks.|
Mark: 4-game win streak had Denver rolling before Phoenix loss.
|8|| Tony: Rondo has taken his game to another level.|
Mark: D'Antoni will do wonders for a team with great individual defenders.
|9|| Tony: Very solid team. Z-Bo is back with a vengeance. |
Mark: 2-game road win streak has them back on track.
|10|| Tony: Coming off a week with two tough losses.|
Mark: Jennings continues to roll in contract year.
|11|| Tony: Holiday is on fire, but Bynum news a big blow.|
Mark: If Hinrich's out, defense suffers big time.
|12|| Tony: They just need a bit more time to gel.|
Mark: Brook Lopez benefitting early.
|13|| Tony: Jennings/Ellis learning how to co-exist?|
Mark: They're winning, and Love return on the horizon.
|14|| Tony: And suddenly, Bulls may be favorites in Central again.|
Mark: Bynum news (out until January) is huge.
|15|| Tony: Teague improved, but needs to jump to another level.|
Mark: Injuries really piling up in the front court.
|16|| Tony: Mayo on fire, but can he be a No. 2 option when Dirk returns?|
Mark: Always good to win a triple-overtime game.
|17|| Tony: Bogut's health could damper playoff aspirations.|
Mark: Horford healthy and looking great.
|18|| Tony: Injuries are decimating a decent team.|
Mark: Granger to miss 3 months. Paging Paul George.
|19|| Tony: At least Mo Williams is looking good.|
Mark: Huge win over the Nuggets on Monday.
|20|| Tony: Who said Omer couldn't play offense?|
Mark: Anthony Davis didn't miss a step post-concussion.
|21|| Tony: Gortat is a monster, but he and Dragic need help.|
Mark: Maybe Asik is worth $25 million.
|22|| Tony: Seriously, no depth. Injury to starter would derail this team.|
Mark: Tough schedule last week, but they've lost 4 straight.
|23|| Tony: Surprisingly hot start, but won't last.|
Mark: Klay Thompson's shooting needs to improve, and it will.
|24|| Tony: My boy Kemba is turning into a star.|
Mark: Kemba Walker early favorite for most improved player.
|25|| Tony: Kyrie has gone to next level, but not much of a supporting cast.|
Mark: Lowry could be out another week.
|26|| Tony: Lowry injury allows them to showcase Calderon for trades.|
Mark: 2-0 start may have been a mirage.
|27|| Tony: And...there it is. This is more like what I expected.|
Mark: Waiters is starting to really get it going.
|28|| Tony: Cousins is a child. But a very talented child.|
Mark: See: last week. Cousins hasn't grown up.
|29|| Tony: Hasn't Seraphin earned more minutes?|
Mark: Bradley Beal looking like the right pick.
|30|| Tony: Laughable start to the season. Ouch.|
Mark: How have they not won with Greg Monroe?