11. Atlanta Hawks

Record: 24 - 17
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: W @ Indiana 101-96, (Tue); L @ Miami 86-89, (Wed); L @ Detroit 85-86, (Fri); W @ Sacramento 106-99, (Sun)
This Week: @ Denver, Tuesday (3/13); @ LA Clippers, Wednesday (3/14); vs. Washington, Friday (3/16); @ Cleveland, Sunday (3/18)

Times are tough these days in the ATL. The Hawks continue to slide down the NBA standings and our Power Rankings, and now, Josh Smith wants to be traded. While nothing can build team camaraderie back up quite like a good winning streak, Atlanta is struggling to put together a solid weekly showing. With Washington and Cleveland on the schedule, you gotta expect them to pull out a couple Ws, but if they want to prove to Smith that they're serious about going to the next level, they'll need to show it against their tougher opponents, the Clippers and Nuggets, too. —Jose Martinez