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25. Cleveland Cavaliers (Last week: 29)
So far, the post-LeBron era in Cleveland hasn't been awful. They opened up the season with a shocking win over the Celtics at home, reminding people of the Cavs of the past. The problem is, they followed it up with losses to the lowly Raptors and Kings. Daniel Gibson leads the team in scoring at 15 points per game, and that's obviously a far cry from the 25 given nightly by you know who.
24. Philadelphia 76ers (Last week: 21)
Who didn't see this coming? The 76ers are off to an 0-3 start and it's not going to get any better. This team is just an odd bunch, led by Andre Iguodala and—Lou Williams? Williams' production has gone up in each game and perhaps the Sixers can find something there. But if anyone had plans on this team sneaking into the playoffs—think again.
23. Washington Wizards (Last week: 24)
How's John Wall doing? It's all anyone around the Wizards wants to know. So far, not bad. The rookie is just about averaging a double-double in his first two games (21 points, 9 assists). The team, though, hasn't won either of those two games, losing to the better teams in the league in the Magic and Hawks. Besides Wall and Al Thornton, there's not much left for Washington to count on.
22. Sacramento Kings (Last week: 23)
It's all good for the Kings. The team is young and energetic and they're scoring points. 108 per game is good for third in the league and their young starts are producing. Reigning Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans is scoring almost 20 a night and this year's rookie, DeMarcus Cousins is helping out. But before you take them for real, let's see wins against the better teams. They haven't accomplished that just yet.
21. New Jersey Nets (Last week: 22)
The Nets and Kings are almost similar. Both teams are 2-1 with good young talent, but haven't beaten good teams yet. The Nets, though, have the ability to be good this season. They have Brook Lopez on their team, and he has been on fire. He's averaging nearly 25 points per game, and with Devin Harris feeding him, along with helping him score, this team could play well all season. What's helped them is they haven't played a road game yet. They'll play their fourth straight at home to begin the season on Wednesday.