It has been an interesting week in the NBA to say the least. After being bought by the NBA, speculation has been growing that the Hornets could be playing elsewhere next year despite the NBA's insistence otherwise. And they are not the only ones expected to be moving.
After a source told Chris Sheridan that Carmelo Anthony would only sign an extension with the Knicks, the frenzy surrounding his trade rumors only grew, adding to the already crazy media circus in New York.
Meanwhile, some teams actually played basketball in the last week and it was a great week of play. In a week of streaks, the unlikely New York Knicks have won eight in a row, the Mavericks had won 12 in a row before losing last night, Boston and Miami have won 10 and nine in a row respectively, and the Spurs have put together a solid five-game streak.
It is that time of year where the contenders begin to distance themselves from the pack and it appears that this movement is beginning to happen.
The Bleacher Report NBA Power Rankings are done by averaging individual featured columnists' tallies. This week's contributors were Allen Kim (NBA), John Friel (Heat), Patrick Harrel (Rockets), Brian Chappatta (Bulls) and Bryan Toporek (NBA Team Leader).