30. Sacramento Kings (5-22)
29. Charlotte Bobcats (9-19)
The Bobcats just had their coach quit on them, and the Kings just gave their coach the dreaded vote of confidence.
“I am not a role model.”
28. Minnesota Timberwolves (6-24)
27. Washington Wizards (7-20)
The Timberwolves give up the most points per game (110) in the league, putting those lofty Kevin Love numbers (21ppg, 15 rpg) in some perspective. The Wizards just traded for the only player in the league with a more ridiculous contract than Gilbert Arenas (Rashard Lewis).
“This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It’s positively a dump.”
26. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-21)
25. Detroit Pistons (10-19)
24. New Jersey Nets (9-21)
Just look at the names of the cities three of these four teams play in. Would you like to live there? No? That about sums up their NBA teams. The Cavs fall from dominance has been widely documented. The Pistons have managed to kill Rip Hamilton’s competitive spirit. The Nets made an in-season trade for Sasha “The Machine” Vujacic.
“He’s got to bring something stronger than that. That’s like bringing milk to a bar, it’s not strong enough.”
22. Toronto Raptors (10-19)
21. Los Angeles Clippers (8-22)
The Raptors can score, but cannot play defense, rebound, or keep a franchise player happy (see; McGrady, Tracy; Carter, Vince; and Bosh, Chris). The Clippers finally drafted a player (Blake Griffin, 21 ppg, 12 rpg) that has made them highlight worthy (check these out), but even that isn’t enough to wash away the stench that comes from thirty years of losing.
“Yeah Ernie, its called defense, I mean I wouldn’t know anything about it personally but I’ve heard about it through the grapevine”
20. Golden State Warriors (10-18)
19. Phoenix Suns (13-15)
Neither teams play any defense. The Warriors have a potent, yet undersized, backcourt with Monta Ellis (25.6 ppg) and Steph Curry (20 ppg, 5 apg). But after the unexpectedly hot 7-4 start, the Warriors have crashed back to earth, going 3-14 since Nov. 15, giving up 107 ppg in the process.
The Suns look to have written off this season after last week’s trade to acquire Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, and Marcin Gortat. Depending on how you look at it, they either believe the additions will strengthen their anemic defense (109 ppg, 29th in the NBA), or they are continuing their most recent trend of dumping salary and talent, which could mean we’ll see Steve Nash changing addresses soon.
“It ain’t against the rules to make a layup…”