27. Detroit Pistons

Record: 2 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 26
Last Week's Results: W vs. Orlando, 89-78 (Sun); L vs. Chicago, 83-99 (Wed); L @ Philadelphia, 73-96 (Fri); L vs. New York, 80-103 (Sat)
This Week: @ Chicago, Monday (1/9); vs. Dallas, Tuesday (1/10); @ Milwaukee, Thursday (1/12); @ Charlotte, Friday (1/13); vs. Golden State, Sunday (1/15)

Some bright spots for the Pistons: Greg Monroe, their second-year center, has averaged a respectable 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game so far this season. Their first-round draft pick Brandon Knight has looked pretty good in his first few games as a pro. No one's gotten TOO pissed off at the head coach yet (a recurring problem in the Pistons' huddle last year). And, um...there are only 58 games left in the season. We realize we're reaching here, but there really haven't been too many bright spots for the D this season. Seriously, this team is bad. And bad might turn to worse very, very soon.—Chris Yuscavage