19. Cleveland Cavaliers

Record: 9 - 13
Last Week's Rank: 18
Last Week's Results: L vs. Boston 90-93, (Tue); L @ Orlando 94-102, (Fri); W vs. Dallas 91-88, (Sat)
This Week: @ Miami, Tuesday (2/7); vs. LA Clippers, Wednesday (2/8); vs. Milwaukee, Friday (2/10); vs. Philadelphia, Saturday (2/11)

So far this season, we've told you over and over (and over!) about how impressed we've been with Cavs guard Kyrie Irving (other folks are, too). It's clear this guy was worth the No. 1 pick in last year's draft. He's got skills. But more than skills, it's becoming apparent that he's got a killer instinct in the fourth quarter, which is literally willing Cleveland to more wins than they should have. That game against the Mavericks on Saturday? Yeah, they would have lost that last year. But it feels like we're saying that week in and week out with this team. Somehow, some way, they're getting wins over pretty good teams and hovering just below .500. It won't lead to much at the end of this season. But, in a couple years? Watch out.—Chris Yuscavage