19. (14) Atlanta — With a steadily depleted frontcourt, teams are picking apart the Hawks' downsized frontcourt with small forwards playing some center.
18. (21) Cleveland — One of the league's hottest teams with victories in seven of its past 10 which includes a double-digit victory at Oklahoma City.
17. (17) Brooklyn — Up and down West coast trip, down at the moment after 44-point drubbing at Portland.
16. (19) Minnesota — Important stretch coming up with five of next six against teams with losing records.
15. (16) Charlotte — Bobcats bolstered their playoff portfolio with the additions of Gary Neal and Luke Ridenour.
14. (15) Washington — Nene out for six weeks, expect the Wizards (8-33 without him) to struggle in his absence.
13. (10) Phoenix — Important four-game homestand coming up after having lost three in a row and now down to the eighth and final playoff spot.
12. (13) Golden State — The hottest video out there has to be the Chicago's 20-point win over the Warriors from Wednesday (it snapped a four-game winning streak) in which every Golden State starter failed to score in double figures.
11. (12) Memphis — The trade for Courtney Lee continues to pay huge dividends for the surging Grizzlies.