Every Monday the Lakers.com BasketBlog checks the net to bring you the latest NBA power rankings.
This Week: 7 | Last Week: 6 | Diff: -1
With games in Charlotte and Minnesota before the break, the Lakers have a real shot at putting together a 7-2 Grammy trip. But we still await word on the knee.
This Week: 3 | Last Week: 4 | Diff: +1
At 5-1 since the big trade and with Kobe clearly energized by the blockbuster move he’s been waiting for, there’s only one complaint in Lakerland: Pau won’t make his home debut until after the All-Star break.
This Week: 5 | Last Week: 1 | Diff: -4
Friday’s loss at Atlanta officially ends their Pau Gasol-inspired ceremonial one-week reign atop these rankings. But they still had won five of seven on their epic nine-game road trip to keep the good vibe going.
Average Ranking: 5 | Last Week: 3.66 | Diff: +1.33