After 14½ seasons on its own, ESPN.com's famed NBA Power Rankings Committee (of One) today unveils a community approach.
But only on a one-Monday basis.
The idea coming out of All-Star Weekend was simply this: Let's make a little Rankings history by turning to our faithful readers to supply the comments for all 30 teams -- something we've never tried before -- via Twitter.
The 1-to-30 order that teams were placed in, of course, continues to be the Committee's exclusive domain.
And the big movers since last Monday, with only a handful of games to consider thanks to All-Star festivities, are the league's biggest movers and shakers, trade-wise.
While Golden State predictably remains unchallenged at No. 1 -- with Cleveland dropping to No. 3 after losing Kevin Love to injury for at least six weeks -- Toronto and New Orleans have made this week's most notable jumps on the strength of the splashy trades they've just swung.
The Raptors' acquisition of Serge Ibaka convinced us to overlook Toronto's alarming 5-11 funk and bump them back into the top 10 (up four to No. 8). And New Orleans earned itself a healthy 10-spot spike, from No. 26 to No. 16, by upstaging its own All-Star party (as well as Mardi Gras) with Sunday night's blockbuster trade agreement for DeMarcus Cousins.
Many, many thanks go to the countless rankings devotees who tweeted comments to us.
#ESPNPowerRank No Duncan and 7 new players still 43 wins. Trust the "pop" cess— Seth Long (@SLFounders76) February 19, 2017
C's have played just 22 games w/healthy starting lineup (16-6 in those games), yet they are the 2 seed in the East. #ESPNPowerRank— The Little Guy! (@TheLittleGuy4) February 15, 2017
Despite an onslaught of injuries & PF struggles, the Jazz are fighting for home court due to explosions from Hayward & Gobert #ESPNPowerRank— Aaron Hefner (@Aheffy) February 18, 2017
Toronto: 1) Man, we're good! 2) Hmm, this isn't good. 3) Wow, we are not good. 4) Serge Ibaka! Maybe we're good again! #ESPNPowerRank— sean (@west_4th_st) February 17, 2017
The Grizzlies grit has produced 6 wins against the top 4 teams in the league. If Parsons ever starts producing, watch out. #ESPNPowerRank— Ethan Stultz (@EthanStultz) February 19, 2017
#ESPNPowerRank With coach Spo doing his best work yet and egos pushed aside for a common goal, Heat has stormed back into the scene.— Mr. Heat (@vladiladi822) February 19, 2017
@ESPNSteinLine We're a long way from '94, but the Nuggets have pulled off the 8-1 upset before -- dare we say Joker could pull it off again?— Will Petersen (@PetersenWill) February 19, 2017
Defense optional. Yay Pacers. #ESPNPowerRank— Mike Johnston (@iam4iu42) February 15, 2017
Pelicans' defense has been surprisingly stout (8th in DRtg). How much will Cousins improve 27th ranked offense? We'll see. #ESPNPowerRank.— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) February 20, 2017
The Pistons are still very hungry and our time is now. Once SVG commits to bringing Rjax off the bench, things will work out.#ESPNPowerRank— LVP (@ntouchwithu) February 19, 2017
Barnes is the superstar Cuban never expected. Carlisle is a wizard. The Mavs have finally gotten younger. Dirk is still Dirk. #ESPNPowerRank— swap (@sdeka1997) February 15, 2017
Milwaukee: With Parker's injury, the Bucks should maximize draft position, but at this point, do whatever Giannis wants. #ESPNPowerRank— jay spanbauer (@jayspanbauer) February 16, 2017
Aaron Gordon's dunk contest is an accurate representation of the Orlando Magic's Season. #ESPNPowerRank— UncontestedShots (@UncntstdShots) February 19, 2017
The Lakers need to realize that their fastest route to relevancy is through the draft. #ESPNPowerRank— Bharath Ravindran (@baarthravindran) February 19, 2017