21. Milwaukee Bucks

Record: 2 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 18
Last Week's Results: L @ Denver, 86-91 (Monday); L @ Utah, 73-85 (Tue); L @ Sacramento, 100-103 (Thu); L @ L.A. Clippers, 86-92 (Sat); L @ Phoenix, 93-109 (Sun)
This Week: vs. San Antonio, Tuesday (1/10); vs. Detroit, Thursday (1/12); @ Dallas, Friday (1/13)

Yiiiiiiikes. You know how sometimes, after a terrible game, a coach will take the game tape and destroy it because his team played SO poorly that it's not even worth watching? Bucks head coach Scott Skiles might as well do that to the game tapes from all five games from last week. The Bucks were that bad on their five-game West Coast road trip. They even blew a huge lead and lost to the Kings on the same day that they fired their head coach, for heavens' sake! Maybe some home cookin' will do them good this week. Or maybe, they're just not that good. They need Andrew Bogut—who has been in his native Australia handling some "personal issues"—back in a very big way to provide an inside presence. And they need to find a way to get this team to gel...quickly. Before all of their game tapes start to look like they did last week.—Chris Yuscavage