Power Rankings: NBA Gears Up For Post-All Star Break Stretch

30. Minnesota Timberwolves (Last week’s ranking: 27): Hey, even though the Timberwolves might be ranked last in my power rankings, they are the No. 1 rebounding team in the NBA with 44.7 boards per game. You win some and you lose some, right?

29. Cleveland Cavaliers (30): A win over the Lakers was enough to hoist the Cavs out of rock-bottom, but will it be enough to keep them from returning to the dregs of the NBA?

28. Sacramento Kings (29): They are 1-7 so far in the month of February, however, those seven losses have come against: Boston, San Antonio, Utah, Dallas (twice) and Oklahoma City (twice). That’s a daunting string of games for even the best team in the NBA.

27. Toronto Raptors (25): In seven games this month, Andrea Bargnani is posting an unreal 26.9 PPG on shooting numbers of 49 percent from the field, 48 percent from behind the arc and 87.8 percent from the charity stripe. Roy’s struggles with injuries also bring up the debate: Has Bargnani proven his worth as the No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft?

26. Washington Wizards (28): John Wall’s 22 assists in the rookie game was nice and definitely showed how high is ceiling is, but you do have to take into consideration that he was passing to Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins, Wesley Johnson, Landry Fields, Greg Monroe and Derrick Favors instead of JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, Nick Youn and a dying Rashard Lewis.

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