The Boston Celtics climbed a couple spots to No. 28 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings.
Writes curator Marc Stein: "After 357 days away, Rajon Rondo is back. And with 31 days left until the trade deadline, that means the Celts can expect a month's worth of nagging Rondo trade scenarios no matter how many times Danny Ainge tries to convince us Boston intends to keep its famously enigmatic QB."
The Celtics are currently 24th in Hollinger's computerized power rankings.