24. Sacramento Kings

Record: 3 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 27
Last Week's Results: L @ Memphis, 96-113 (Tue); L @ Denver, 83-110 (Wed); W vs. Milwaukee, 103-100 (Thu); L vs. Orlando, 97-104 (Sun)
This Week: @ Philadelphia, Tuesday (1/10); @ Toronto, Wednesday (1/11); @ Houston, Friday (1/13); @ Dallas, Saturday (1/14)

The good news for the Kings? The drama that started up at the beginning of the week has died down a bit now that they've fired head coach Paul Westphal and named assistant Keith Smart as the interim head coach. The bad news? They're still losing on the reg. A new head coach isn't the only change this team needs to make in order to become relevant again. They'll need some star power, a few vets to straighten out these young'ns (yes you, DeMarcus), and some team chemistry in the locker room. Till that happens, Kings fans can expect to see their squad near the bottom of the Western conference standings. —Ralph Warner