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 4 Power Rankings. Think we're way off? Agree with our picks? Hit us up on Twitter at @BullsTalkCSN with comments or criticisms.
|1|| Tony: Tony Parker is a man possessed right now.|
Mark: Memphis has wins over Miami, Oklahoma City, New York and the Lakers.
|2|| Tony: Wade has looked decidedly human this year.|
Mark: Home games galore coming up, which means plenty of wins.
|3|| Tony: Balanced team holds 2nd-best point differential in NBA.|
Mark: Southwest division race will be fun to watch (Memphis).
|4|| Tony: Have come back to Earth a bit lately.|
Mark: How long can Jason Kidd keep this up?
|5|| Tony: Big Three is now Durant, Westbrook, Serge.|
Mark: Kevin Martin struggling, but Durant really rolling now.
|6|| Tony: DeAndre Jordan: All-Star?|
Mark: Went 1-3 on brutal road stretch (SAS, OKC, BRK, ATL).
|7|| Tony: Just wait until they get Joe Johnson going.|
Mark: Joe Johnson warming up.
|8|| Tony: The ship has been righted, but now they need to get over .500 hump.|
Mark: Antwan Jamison the biggest benefactor from D'Antoni?
|9|| Tony: Streaky team, but winners of four straight right now.|
Mark: Just think if they had Bynum.
|10|| Tony: Holiday has been PHI's MVP, especially with Bynum out indefinitely.|
Mark: Al Horford is healthy and better than ever.
|11|| Tony: Rank last in the league in rebounds per game.|
Mark: Big Three continues to bail out inconsistent bench.
|12|| Tony: Jeff Teague is finally taking the next step.|
Mark: Biggest roller coaster in the NBA moving up at the moment.
|13|| Tony: Looking more and more like a playoff team every day.|
Mark: #FreeJohnHenson, Skiles!
|14|| Tony: Relinquishing their hold on Central division.|
Mark: Circus trip is over, six of next eight at home.
|15|| Tony: Three-game losing streak the low point of Thibs' tenure.|
Mark: Won three straight before ugly loss at Sacramento.
|16|| Tony: Newcomers (Mayo, Collison) still carrying this team.|
Mark: The NBA's most pleasant surprise in 2012.
|17|| Tony: Well-rounded squad, but nothing flashy.|
Mark: 8-6 record while playing eight on the road.
|18|| Tony: Kemba has been a driving force in turning this team around.|
Mark: Chandler Parsons, Patrick Patterson both look great.
|19|| Tony: Still no depth. That will eventually haunt them.|
Mark: Lost three straight with Love back. Weird.
|20|| Tony: Lin (34.8 FG%) needs to shoot the ball better.|
Mark: 1-2 last week, all at home. Ouch.
|21|| Tony: Hibbert, George may be coming around.|
Mark: That's the Paul George we saw in last year's playoffs.
|22|| Tony: Morris has burst into the starting lineup.|
Mark: Markief Morris playing well in starting lineup.
|23|| Tony: Love is back, but they're still losing.|
Mark: Meyers Leonard looked good in Aldridge's absence.
|24|| Tony: Remember when they started the season 2-0?|
Mark: Jameer Nelson strong in return from injury.
|25|| Tony: Have won two of three against some very good teams.|
Mark: 16-point win over Lakers deserves credit.
|26|| Tony: They'd be a lot better if Anthony Davis could stay on court.|
Mark: Last three losses by 1 point, 1 point and in overtime.
|27|| Tony: Only Phoenix allows more points per game.|
Mark: Anthony Davis (ankle) missing two weeks not good news.
|28|| Tony: Lowry is back, but Calderon was very good in his absence.|
Mark: 3-3 since an 0-8 start.
|29|| Tony: Defense is way too inconsistent.|
Mark: Dion Waiters thriving without Kyrie.
|30|| Tony: Don't worry, Bradley Beal thinks they'll still make the playoffs.|
Mark: Getting ugly in D.C. Suck for Shabazz?