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(Last week’s ranking in parentheses)

1 Phoenix (2): Nash and Marion are only teammates averaging double-double.

2 Seattle (1): Lost $50 million over the past five seasons.

3 San Antonio (3): What happened to Barry? Spurs deny he’s on the block.

4 Miami (7): Six days until the Christmas reunion between Shaq and Kobe.

5 Minnesota (4): Huh? Beat Kings. Lose to Bulls. Beat Blazers. Lose to Raptors.

6 Sacramento (5): Webber is back, averaging 20.5 points, 9.6 rebs., 5.3 asts.

7 Dallas (8): Have used three players at the point in attempt to replace Nash.

8 Lakers (14): Tearful appearance on “Oprah” would repair Kobe’s image.

9 Cleveland (9): Silas may have overreacted in sending Snow to the showers.

10 Detroit (12): Wildly inconsistent. Holding Cavs to 69 reminds many of past.

11 Washington (11): Funny how a star free agent, Jamison, changes everything.

12 Denver (10): Congressman to Stern: Talk to ‘Melo about DVD debut with drug dealers.

13 Orlando (6): Only team averaging over 100 points, allowing over 100 points.

14 Portland (17): Blazers help Cheeks pay $7,500 fine for berating refs.

15 Clippers (14): Lost their winning ways. Have the real Clips finally returned?

16 Indiana (15): Still ranked higher than Artest’s CD, 18,208th on

17 New York (18): Thomas says Houston, Crawford, Marbury are untouchable.

18 Philadelphia (23): Why haven’t they dealt disgruntled Robinson?

19 Houston (16): Yao leads All-Star voting and is well ahead of Shaq and Garnett.

20 Utah (22): After impressive Olympics, Arroyo struggling to keep job.

21 Boston (20): Payton said he won’t return, so Celtics look to deal him.

22 Memphis (19): Leaning on Gasol, but mediocre 5-4 since Fratello took over.

23 Golden State (21): 38-year-old Robinson took job away from Foyle.

24 New Jersey (25): They got Carter, but Kidd is now on the trading block.

25 Toronto (24): Finally rid themselves of Vinsanity, but Mourning won’t help.

26 Chicago (27): Won consecutive games for the first time this season.

27 Charlotte (28): GM Bickerstaff: Smith will be traded if he wants a trade.

28 Milwaukee (26): Five injured players forces request for roster exemption.

29 Atlanta (29): 0-12 when they allow opponents to score at least 100 points.

30 New Orleans (30): Just three teams have scored 100 points against them.