NBA Power Rankings: Status Updates at Midseason Mark

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NBA Power Rankings: Status Updates at Midseason Mark
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Poor Rajon Rondo. Poor Boston Celtics fans. Poor NBA fans, while we're at it.

The Boston point guard suffered an ACL tear against the Atlanta Hawks, giving an already bleak Boston season its death knell. Between Derrick Rose, Ricky Rubio and Rajon Rondo, the league just isn't safe for a point guard's knees these days.

This might change the complexion of the playoff hunt, but not because Boston takes a dip in the standings. The Celtics have always been bargain hunters, and now they have reason to trade off their assets. 

The question now becomes something like, "Will a title-contending team make a trade for Kevin Garnett?" One team's tragedy presents an opportunity for someone else. 

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