27. Sacramento Kings

Record: 2 - 3
Last Week's Rank: 26
Last Week's Results: W @ L.A. Lakers, 100-91 (Mon); L @ Portland, 79-101 (Tue); L vs. Chicago, 98-108 (Thu); L vs. New York, 92-114 (Sat); W vs. New Orleans, 96-80 (Sun)
This Week: @ Memphis, Tuesday (1/3); @ Denver, Wednesday (1/4); vs. Milwakee, Thursday (1/5); vs. Orlando, Sunday (1/8)

The Kings had an impressive start to their season with an upset victory over the Lake Show. From there, things have gone downhill both on and off the court. A three-game losing streak was ended with a much-needed victory over New Orleans, but it's the drama with DeMarcus Cousins that's been grabbing headlines. The disgruntled center was sent home by the team after having behavioral issues and demanding a trade. Cousins' agent denies the trade request but regardless of whether that's true or not it seems like he won't be in Sac-Town for much longer. —Ralph Warner