28. New Orleans Hornets

Record: 11 - 34
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: L vs. Charlotte 71-73, (Mon); L vs. LA Lakers 101-107, (Wed); L vs. Washington 89-99, (Thu); W @ New Jersey 102-94, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Golden State, Wednesday (3/21); vs. LA Clippers, Thursday (3/22); vs. San Antonio, Saturday (3/24)

The Hornets dropped three-straight games this week before beating the Nets on Saturday, another woeful stretch on the court but maybe the team's best week off of it. It's reported that a group of investors could purchase the Hornets from the league and assume a binding lease that would keep the Hornets in New Orleans for the next decade. The team has some young talent and a good coach. A little front office stability could be all the NOLA needs to have one of the West's brightest futures. —Sean Evans