8. Los Angeles Lakers

Record: 20 - 14
Last Week's Rank: 9
Last Week's Results: W vs. Portland 103-92, (Mon); W @ Dallas 96-91, (Wed); L @ Oklahoma City 85-100, (Thu)
This Week: vs. Minnesota, Wednesday (2/29); vs. Sacramento, Friday (3/2); vs. Miami, Sunday (3/4)

Dwight Howard? Nah. Deron Williams? Nope. Rasheed "Nearly as old and twice as crazy as your great uncle" Wallace? Hell yes! The Lakers picked up two Ws in the three games played this week but it was this surprising signing that kept them in the headlines. Ironically, Wallace's last NBA game came in Game 7 of the 2010 Finals when he was on the Celtics playing against the Lake Show. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em a year and a half later? On top of all that, Kobe Bryant became the leading scorer in All-Star history and broke his nose on Sunday. *cues the soundtrack*Ralph Warner