30. Washington Wizards

Record: 0 - 4
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: L vs. New Jersey, 90-84 (Mon); L @ Atlanta, 101-83 (Wed); L @ Milwaukee, 102-81 (Fri); L vs. Boston, 94-86 (Sun)
This Week: @ Boston, Monday (1/2); @ Orlando, Wednesday (1/4); vs. New York, Friday (1/6); vs. Minnesota, Sunday (1/8)

When it comes to the Washington Wizards, the best way to summarize their early season performance comes from former NFL coach Dennis Green: "We are who we thought they were." What we mean by that is the Wizards are still a team in transition with a solid core of young talent. From the beginning of the season, you were forewarned that this could very well be a long, grueling, loss-filled season for Washington. After one week, that is exactly what it's looking like. —Jose Martinez