16. Memphis Grizzlies

Record: 3 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 13
Last Week's Results: W vs. Sacramento, 113-96 (Tue); W @ Minnesota, 90-86 (Wed); L @ Utah, 85-94 (Fri), L @ L.A. Lakers, 82-90 (Sun)
This Week: vs. Oklahoma City, Tuesday (1/10); vs. New York, Thursday (1/12); vs. New Orleans, Saturday (1/14)

Another year, another exercise in treading water for the Grizzlies (yes, bears can swim). A year after making Game 7 of the Western Conference semis despite missing Rudy Gay for half the season, Memphis will spend half its already truncated 2012 campaign without Zach Randolph, who is out until March with a torn MCL. The Grizz still have weapons, including Gay and Marc Gasol, but the No Z-Bo era hasn't gotten off to a great start, with consecutive losses in Utah and L.A. —Jack Erwin