29. Utah Jazz

Record: 1 - 3
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: L @ L.A. Lakers, 96-71 (Tue); L @ Denver, 117-100 (Wed); W vs. Philadelphia, 102-99 (Fri); L @ San Antonio, 104-89 (Sat)
This Week: vs. New Orleans, Monday (1/2); vs. Milwaukee, Tuesday (1/3); vs. Memphis, Friday (1/6); @ Golden State, Saturday, (1/7)

We know it's an extremely small sample size, but this team is averaging 90.5 points per game while allowing 104. We're not so good at math, but that doesn't really bode well. The fact that they gifted former All-Star center Mehmet Okur to the Nets won't help things, either. Devin Harris and Josh Howard have had success elsewhere, but are off to slow starts. Lottery pick Enes Kanter appears to be a project. And Al Jefferson can't do everything. All in all, don't bet on coach Tyrone Corbin equaling predecessor Jerry Sloan's tenure. —Russ Bengtson