25. New Jersey Nets

Record: 8 - 17
Last Week's Rank: 25
Last Week's Results: L @ Indiana 99-106, (Tue); W vs. Detroit 99-96, (Wed); L vs. Minnesota 105-108, (Fri); L @ New York 99-92, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Chicago, Monday (2/6); vs. Detroit, Wednesday (2/8); @ Detroit, Friday (2/10); vs. San Antonio, Saturday (2/11)

You know it's rough when you lose to the Knicks (and when you're selling tickets for a penny). Kidding aside, it wasn't a total shit week for the Nets. They got 42 points from Anthony Morrow against the T'Wolves (albeit in a losing effort), and Deron Williams is back to playing at an elite level again (a 28% shooting effort in that Minny loss notwithstanding). But all the "fun" stuff for the Nets is happening off the court. Their corporate offices move to Brooklyn this month, and they're set to reveal their new Brooklyn colors and uniform. Oh, and some dude named Dwight Howard looms on the horizon as the Nets try to put together a package (Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, their first round picks for the rest of this century) that will put Superman in one of those new Nets jerseys next fall. —Jack Erwin