Celtics dip in Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics fell three spots to No. 27 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings.

Writes curator Marc Stein: "Celtics fans will have had to wait a mere 15 days for Rajon Rondo's return to Boston this Friday. Then we can all join them in spending the next 48 days on Danny Ainge Watch, awaiting potential deals involving Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, Brandan Wright, etc., leading into the Feb. 19 trade deadline."

The Celtics are in front of only Philadelphia, New York, and Minnesota. The positive spin: The third best team in the Atlantic Division.

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