22. New Jersey Nets

Record: 1 - 4
Last Week's Rank: 24
Last Week's Results: W @ Washington, 84-90 (Mon); L vs. Atlanta, 106-70 (Tue); L @ Orlando, 78-94 (Thu); L @ Atlanta, 98-105 (Fri); L @ Cleveland, 82-98 (Sun)
This Week: vs. Indiana, Monday (1/2); @ Boston, Wednesday (1/4); @ Toronto, Friday (1/6); vs. Miami, Saturday (1/7)

New Jersey started the season off with a win at Washington, but lost their big fella Brook Lopez for 2 months due to a broken foot. They then followed that up with an embarrassing 36-point loss to the Hawks at home. The Nets are expected to struggle this year with all the Howard trade talks and the much hyped move to Brooklyn. They have a tough schedule this week having to face a tough Pacers squad, a revitalized Celtic team with Pierce back and an undefeated Miami Heat team that has been running cats out of the gym. The future looks dim in Newark. —Angel Diaz