24. Phoenix Suns

Record: 1 - 3
Last Week's Rank: 17
Last Week's Results: L vs. New Orleans, 84-85 (Mon); L vs. Philadelphia, 83-103 (Wed); W @ New Orleans, 93-78 (Fri); L @ Oklahoma City, 97-107 (Sun)
This Week: vs. Golden State, Monday (1/2); @ Dallas, Wednesday (1/4); vs. Portand, Friday (1/6); vs. Milwaukee, Sunday (1/8)

A few years ago, Phoenix had one of the most potent offenses in the league, putting up well over 100 points per game. The key words in that statement? "A few years ago." This aging squad and their poor shooting got exposed this week as they ranked 23rd out of the 30 teams in the league in field goal percentage. A tough loss to New Orleans during their home opener and a win over the Hornets a few nights later were the only highlights for the Suns this week. If this squad doesn't find some way to fix their habit of shooting 40 percent from the field then they'll be sitting towards the bottom of the Western Conference for quite some time. —Ralph Warner