28. New Orleans Hornets

Record: 4 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: L vs. San Antonio 102-104, (Mon); L @ Oklahoma City 91-101, (Wed); W vs. Orlando 93-67, (Fri); L vs. Atlanta 72-94, (Sun)
This Week: @ Miami, Monday (1/30); vs. Phoenix, Wednesday (2/1); @ San Antonio, Thursday (2/2); @ Detroit, Saturday (2/4)

The good news: New Orleans plays hard, they have some young talent and they snapped their nine-game losing streak by pizza-slapping the shit out of Orlando this week. The bad news: They still can't score. Eric Gordon's out for the next six weeks with a knee injury, and Chris Kaman (a player the Hornets acquired in a deal that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers) is inactive as the Hornets shop him on the trade market. With road games against Miami and San Antonio this week, don't look for Charlotte to creep its way up the Western Conference standings any time soon. —Sean Evans