28. New Orleans Hornets

Record: 3 - 13
Last Week's Rank: 25
Last Week's Results: L vs. Portland 77-84, (Mon); L vs. Memphis 87-93, (Wed); L @ Houston 88-93, (Fri); L vs. Dallas 81-83, (Sat)
This Week: vs. San Antonio, Monday (1/23); @ Oklahoma City, Wednesday (1/25); vs. Orlando, Friday (1/27); vs. Atlanta, Sunday (1/29)

So, if the owners should take anything from Lockout and its aftermath, it's that YOU SHOULD NEVER LET DAVID STERN MAKE PERSONNEL DECISIONS. Eric Gordon, the one player Stern deemed worthy of trading Chris Paul for, has played just two games this year. Yes, it's totally unfair, but Nelson, soundtrack please! —Jack Erwin