Blakely's NBA Six Pack Power Rankings: Feb. 27
BOSTON — Most of the NBA's elite teams stood pat at the trading deadline, and for good reason: The buyout market for players was far, far more robust.
The Los Angeles Clippers have already cashed in by picking up Glen Davis who received a buyout from the Orlando Magic.
Danny Granger, acquired by Philadelphia from Indiana, is the next big name on the move with several playoff-bound teams like the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs - both title contenders - in the hunt.
It makes for a far more interesting stretch run as the NBA's best try to arm themselves against any and all situations they might encounter in the playoffs.
For the rest of the NBA, this time of year is about evaluating talent with an eye more towards the future than the now.
And with that we have this week's power rankings: