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.
Past rankings: Preseason
Mark Comments 1
Tony: The class of the NBA so far. Parker is on fire.
Mark: Parker, Duncan out to prove age never a factor in San Antonio.
Tony: That blowout loss to NYK bumps them down a peg.
Mark: Hiccup in New York, still look like team to beat in the East.
Tony: Chris Paul will be in the MVP discussion all year.
Mark: Jamal Crawford for (very) early Sixth Man of the Year?
Tony: Not a great record to start, but will right the ship. Mark: Carmelo hasn't slowed down since the Olympics as Knicks beat Heat, Sixers.
Tony: More concerned about Nash's injury over 1-3 start.
Mark: Still figuring out life post-Harden, but Durant's rebounding numbers impressive.
Tony: Really beat up on MIA. Will Felton stick at PG?
Mark: Granger's knee starting to be a concern. 7
Tony: This is Paul George's breakout season.
Mark: Not worried about sluggish start. 8
Tony: Closely watching Deron Williams' ankle.
Mark: Very tough schedule to open season, but Iguodala and Lawson look great.
Tony: Really needed that win at home against New Orleans.
Mark: Move over Boston: Brooklyn's herringbone court the best in the game.
Tony: This is my surprise team to make the playoffs. Love the talent.
Mark: Not time to panic just yet, but Nash (leg) could miss 4 weeks.
Tony: Once they get Dirk back, they'll be Top 10 team.
Mark: Jrue Holiday is a franchise point guard.
Tony: Lou Williams a great fit for this offense.
Mark: Jae Crowder a pleasant surprise off the bench; Mayo looking like a FA steal.
Tony: Remember when people said Harden wasn't worth a max deal?
Mark: Grizzlies right where they should be.
Tony: Great starting 5, but they don't have depth.
Mark: Huge win over the Thunder; even more impressive doing it without Josh Smith.
Tony: Off to a really good start. Jennings looks smarter, better.
Mark: Nice 2-0 start, but where is Ilyosova?
Tony: Horrendous start to the year, but will figure it out.
Mark: Offense hasn't found rhythm yet, but defense looks solid early.
Tony: Need to shore up their defense.
Mark: Brandon Rush (torn ACL) will be missed.
Tony: This may be Jrue Holiday's breakout season.
Mark: So James Harden was worth 80 million, huh Oklahoma City?
Tony: Will struggle in the powerhouse West.
Mark: Damian Lillard is for real, and could make a push for Rookie of the Year honors.
Tony: I think Mo williams is glad to be running the point again.
Mark: Interior offense, not Mo Williams, the problem early on.
Tony: Just need to stay around .500 until LoveRubio get back.
Mark: Almost went 3-0 to open season, but lost late lead to San Antonio.
Tony: Off to a great start, even with Gordon out indefinitely.
Mark: Kyle Lowry looking like one of the biggest steals of the offseason.
Tony: Luis Scola looks reborn right now.
Mark: Looks like Love will miss the full six weeks recovering from broken hand.
Tony: I like this team, but postseason may still be a year away.
Mark: Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis and J.J. Redick all performing well for 2-0 Magic.
Tony: Young team, but still not quite playoff-ready.
Mark: Michael Beasley could average 18 points per game in this offense.
Tony: Surprising start led by J.J. Redick's sharpshooting.
Mark: Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao are by themselves in this fight.
Tony: Kemba is turning into a star.
Mark: Pistons have played a tough schedule, but haven't looked good in losses, either.
Tony: Will rack up a lot of losses this year.
Mark: There's no discipline in Sacramento, and Kings won't go anywhere until DMC grows up.
Tony: They need their playmaker back.
Mark: Opening night win took everything out of them; lost to Dallas by 26 the next night.
Tony: Rodney Stuckey is off to an ugly, ugly start.
Mark: John Wall can't return soon enough.