At this point in the NBA season, it would be too difficult to predict an NBA champion. Several teams are still vying to be the league's top dog, and others are already positioning themselves to make a midseason push.
Several teams lost top players to injuries last week, including three of the league's strongest teams. On Friday night, Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies, Andre Iguodala of the Warriors and Derrick Rose of the Bulls each suffered serious injuries.
Rose will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery Monday in Chicago. These injuries are devastating, especially Rose's, and they certainly shake up the balance of power within the NBA's elite.
Here are the top 10 teams in the NBA as we begin another week of play.