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Hit List / Jan 3, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Dime NBA Power Ranking: 2011 New Year’s Resolution Edition

Mo Williams

Ranking the NBA from worst to first, along with 2011 New Year’s resolutions…

30. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-26)
Mo Williams resolves to find a way out of this mess. So does Antawn Jamison. And J.J. Hickson. And Jamario Moon. And Byron Scott. The Cavs have lost 17 of their last 18 games, and if they don’t keep tabs on their guys, Manny Harris is going to be the best player on the team before you know it.

29. Sacramento Kings (7-24)
Tyreke Evans and the Kings medical staff resolve to be smart about managing Tyreke’s foot problems. There’s no need to run the future of your franchise into the ground during a rebuilding season.

28. New Jersey Nets (9-25)
Kris Humphries resolves to accept the reality that his dating a Kardashian won’t lead to a championship. If Lamar Odom and Reggie Bush are the rule, Kris is the exception.

27. Washington Wizards (8-24)
Nick Young resolves to only eat and sleep buckets. He must turn his breathing attention to another activity.

26. Minnesota Timberwolves (9-25)
Kevin Love resolves to let somebody else get a rebound occasionally. He’s been quite the ball-hog this season.

25. Los Angeles Clippers (10-24)
Blake Griffin resolves to not physically kill anybody with one of his dunks. At least that should be his resolution. Blake (21.7 ppg, 12.5 rpg) is playing like he doesn’t care how bad somebody gets hurt.

24. Toronto Raptors (11-20)
DeMar DeRozan resolves to live up to the inevitable Vince Carter comparisons. He dropped 37 points on Houston on New Year’s Eve, then followed it up by scoring 27 on Boston.

23. Detroit Pistons (11-22)
Tracy McGrady resolves to give some team a reason to sign him next summer. When he gets burn, T-Mac has produced lately for Detroit. He had 21 points and 8 assists in the win over Boston last week, and had 17 points, 7 boards and 7 dimes to help beat Toronto.

22. Charlotte Bobcats (11-20)
Paul Silas resolves to remove “interim” from his job title. The Bobcats have gone 2-1 since he took over for Larry Brown, and are one Stephen Jackson buzzer-beating miss from being 3-0.

21. Philadelphia 76ers (13-20)
Jrue Holiday resolves to strap up defensively this week, as he faces Chris Paul, John Wall and Derrick Rose head-to-head. Since a 45-point loss to Chicago on Dec. 21, the Sixers have beaten Denver and Phoenix and competed in close losses to Boston and the Lakers.

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  • dan

    I think dallas should be higher. I know they lost a couple games, but they should be higher, atleast above the lakers.

  • dan

    Oh nevermind . This changes all the time so I guess at this moment its right. But still Lakers should be behind.

  • Justin G

    To say the bulls wouldnt be there without Luol is stupid.He dosent win games he’s been the same thing for 8 years.

  • hakasan

    @Justin G,
    do you remember how bad the Bulls were 9 seasons ago?

  • Chaos

    lol…teams are clicking and once the Bulls get Noah back they are gonna be that much better. Orlando is click, so is miami, and nuggets are getting it together. i think chiago might be top four in the east over atl. i can see dallas falling with so many injuries. they lost dirk and caron. those are two hard losses. if they can keep the ship constant and at least .500 they will be ok.

  • QQ

    As T-Mac is doing his resolution…

    All the teams made theirs: to not sign an aging superstar who won’t figure in any of their long term plans.

    D’OH!

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    Relax, Austin. I don’t think anyone’s busting on VC or TMac, so you can chill on the talk about Duncan.

    Lakers don’t deserve to be that high.

  • QQ

    Correction on my last post…. T-Mac, the aging EX-superstar.

  • top_gun

    K-Mart isn’t being mentioned in all star talk because he’s not even close to being an all star. JR Smith is more of an all star than him for the simple fact that he can plays better D, and has some of the most amazing dunks this year.

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