15. Houston Rockets

Record: 24 - 22
Last Week's Rank: 14
Last Week's Results: W @ Oklahoma City 104-103, (Tue); W vs. Charlotte 107-87, (Wed); L @ LA Clippers 91-95, (Sat); L @ Phoenix 86-99, (Sun)
This Week: vs. LA Lakers, Tuesday (3/20); vs. Golden State, Thursday (3/22); vs. Dallas, Saturday (3/24)

Highlighted by a trade for Marcus Camby, the Rockets made a handful of moves before the trade deadline that made them marginally better and a lot older. With rumors of possibly landing Dwight Howard or Pau Gasol there has to be a sense of disappointment in Houston. The exhausted and short-handed Rockets lost Sunday to the Suns. Without a major deadline move and with Lowry still out, Houston would be lucky to hang on to their eight-seed. —Sean Evans