By Tony Andracki & Mark Strotman
Each Monday throughout the regular season, Mark Strotman and Tony Andracki will rank all 30 NBA teams. Below are Week 4 Power Rankings. Think we're way off? Agree with our picks? Hit us up on Twitter at@BullsTalkCSNwith comments or criticisms.
Past rankings:PreseasonWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7 Week 8
Tony: Still the king, but a viable case can be made for the Clippers.
Mark: Would have the lost the top spot, but stomped the Warriors on Sunday.
Tony: They've been dominant. I have a bet riding on them collapsing a bit, though.
Mark: Ibaka continues to improve offensively.
Tony: Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Mark:Consistent bench play always been as impressive as aging starters.
Tony: Fighting with New York for the top spot in the East.
Mark: Numbers don't lie: LeBron is your MVP.
Tony: Sporting the best D in the league.
Mark: Klay Thompson finally heating up from beyond the arc.
Tony: Come back to Earth a bit lately.
Mark: Impressive that they're better without Mayo...never thought that'd happen.7
Tony: Borderline Top 5 team, but have to keep playing at high level all year.
Mark: Tyson Chandler's career year has meant everything.8
Tony: Surprising squad of late. Highest scoring team in league.
Mark: They just won't go away in the West.
Tony: Lou Williams has been a real nice addition.
Mark: Nowadays it's impressive any time you beat the Clippers.
Tony: Can you believe they have a better defense than the Bulls?
Mark: So when does Taj start?
Tony: Big win over the Heat puts league on notice.
Mark: Danny Granger nearing a return.
Tony: Playing more like how I thought they would.
Mark:Quietly putting together an impressive season despite some offseason shake-ups.
Tony: At least D-Will is starting to play back to form.
Mark:Awful decision to fire Avery Johnson, but maybe it lights a fire underneath the Nets.
Tony: Need to fix the 7-11 on the road.
Mark: Still clinging to the No. 8 seed.
Tony: Right around .500 is what I expect of this team.
Mark: Dwight, Pau and Jordan Hill all out. Yikes.
Tony: If they can stay healthy, I fully expect them to be a playoff team in the West.
Mark: Could see them moving Courtney Lee for a big.
Tony: Rondo is having a whole heap of behavioral issues.
Mark: Derrick Favors has to break out at some point, right?
Tony: They've really fallen off lately haven't they?
Mark: Back at .500, the Bucks are slowly fading...like we all thought they would.
Tony: Pau and Howard out now? This is getting out of hand.
Mark: They were fine without Love the first time, don't know if it can happen again.
Tony: Jrue can't do it by himself, you guys.
Mark: The Bynum news this week was...that there's no new news...again.
Tony: TheReturn: Dirk Edition hasn't helped, huh?
Mark:Smart for the Kings to not want to move Cousins. He's a top-5 center with a bottom-5 brain. Hopefully he turns the latter around.
Tony: Cousins is beastin' right now.
Mark: Really believe they could sneak in as the No. 8 seed in the East (5 GB as of Monday).
Tony: Alan Anderson, Lowry tearin' it up from the bench.
Mark: Age quickly catching up with them. Glad they got their ring now.
Tony: At least Drummond looks like a future piece.
Mark: I concur with Tony: Andre Drummond is the real deal.
Tony: Won't be successful if you're just 7-12 at home.
Mark: Anthony Davis returning helps, but early season success was a mirage.
Tony: Maybe they need Steve Nash back?
Mark: What a boring team.
Tony: Got some nice players, but can't put it all together.
Mark: Really impressed with the overtime win over the Pistons on Sunday.
Tony: Hey, at least they halted their losing streak.
Mark: 2-8 in last 10; need Davis back soon.
Tony: My boy Greivis has been dominiant.
Mark: What happened to Dion Waiters.
Tony:Played the Heat real tough...until a MIA 21-0 run to end game.
Mark:Brad Beal rookie of the month in December. That's about it.