The Boston Celtics climb a spot to No. 27 in this week's ESPN.com NBA Power Rankings.
From curator Marc Stein: "In place of Rajon Rondo trade updates that are on hold until June, or further debate about Rondo's unauthorized birthday activities, here's a developmental update: Jared Sullinger is in the mix to finish fourth among second-year players in scoring behind only Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal."
The Celtics can't budge from No. 4 in ESPN Insider's Tank Rank.
From curator Chad Ford: "Rajon Rondo is slowly returning to form, which means the Celtics should be able to eke out a few too many wins over the next six weeks... [but] the rest of this team just isn't quite good enough to hurt its place in these standings."