The Memphis Grizzlies traded their leading scorer this week.
They were contending for the Western Conference title when the move was made.
The Toronto Raptors, conversely, were on a direct plunge into the draft lottery before Rudy Gay found his way north of the border.
Does Gay make Toronto a playoff team in the Eastern Conference? Does Memphis plummet out West because of this move?
And who is this team on top of the standings that only gets talked about when their coach gives a star player a night off?
Do they employ the best point guard in the NBA?
Those questions—as well as identifying which three Western Conference teams are better than everyone else—are identified in these latest power rankings for all 30 teams.