Record: 13 - 40
Last Week's Rank: 28
Last Week's Results: L @ LA Clippers 85-97, (Mon); W @ Golden State 102-87, (Wed); L @ Portland 93-99, (Thu); L @ LA Lakers 85-88, (Sat); L @ Phoenix 92-79, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Denver, Wednesday (4/4); @ San Antonio, Friday (4/6); vs. Minnesota, Saturday (4/7)
Description: Their record is abysmal, their team is battered, and they've held down the basement of our power rankings like a concrete poured, rebar-enforced foundation—but the Hornets have one of the league's brightest outlooks. The franchise is being purchased from the league by an investment group that's obligated to keep the team in New Orleans until 2024, they have tons of cap space, they'll have Eric Gordon next season, and could land the No. 1 overall pick in this years draft. Fight through this last month Hornet fan, it'll get better. —Sean Evans