The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 14)

1. Chicago Bulls

Record: 40 - 10
Last Week's Rank: 1
Last Week's Results: W @ Orlando 85-59, (Mon); W @ Toronto 94-82, (Wed); W vs. Toronto 102-101, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Denver, Monday (3/26); @ Atlanta, Wednesday (3/28); vs. Detroit, Friday (3/30); @ Oklahoma City, Sunday (4/1)
We know it's past the NBA trade deadline. But, is there any way David Stern can make an exception and let the Bulls trade Derrick Rose? Clearly, they don't need him. They walloped the Magic earlier this week without him, handled their business on the road against the Raptors without him, and then—despite a scare—bested Toronto again at home on Saturday night without him thanks to Luol Deng's buzzer-beating layup in overtime. All that leads us to believe that they'd be just fine without the reigning NBA MVP...OK, fine. Relax, Bulls fans. We're just kidding. But, can't you at least TRY and make the end of the NBA season fun for the rest of the league? You still have 16 games left to play and you've already clinched a playoff spot! And the domination is only gonna worse for opposing teams once D-Rose makes his way back into the lineup.—Chris Yuscavage

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