In Marc Stein's Week 5 Power Rankings, the Bulls hang on to the top spot.
The Phoenix Suns have waived veteran swingman Mickael Pietrus.
The NBA has granted the Knicks' request for luxury-tax relief on the contract of retired guard Cuttino Mobley, according to league sources.
In Marc Stein's Week 15 Power Rankings, the Celtics give the Pistons a push for the top spot without KG.
In the Week 17 edition of Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Mavs stay on top with the Pistons cracking the top 5.
The Toronto Raptors quietly suffered a significant loss Friday when an independent arbitrator ruled that the Raptors must pay Nate Huffman the remaining $2.56 million on his terminated contract.