23. Golden State Warriors

Record: 17 - 21
Last Week's Rank: 22
Last Week's Results: W @ Washington 120-100, (Mon); L vs. Memphis 92-110, (Wed); W vs. Dallas 111-87, (Sat); W @ LA Clippers 97-93, (Sun)
This Week: @ Sacramento, Tuesday (3/13); vs. Boston, Wednesday (3/14); vs. Milwaukee, Friday (3/16); @ Utah, Saturday (3/17)

Golden State worked on their offense this past week and the result was a 3-1 record instead of going 1-3 record like the week before. The Warriors averaged 105 PPG over the last four games as opposed to the 82 PPG in the week prior. Stephen Curry worked his way back into the lineup but was limited to just nine minutes on Sunday after head coach Mark Jackson said it looked like the guard was "laboring." Despite being 17-21, the Warriors are only 3.5 games out of 8th place in the West. The trade deadline is only a few days away but that's plenty of time to push deals for either Curry or Monta Ellis. Peddling the flesh of young'ns and not getting locked up for it? The NBA, where amazing happens. —Ralph Warner