21. Sacramento Kings (12-17)
The Sacramento Kings are now just five games under .500 and the laughingstock of the entire league boasts the surprising career resurgence of point guard Rajon Rondo. He’s making highlight reel plays every night and looks to be back to his old tricks.
20. New York Knicks (14-16)
Arron Afflalo’s play has been excellent since he returned from injury and rookie Kristaps Porzingis is making a run at the ROY award. When Carmelo Anthony becomes Carmelo Anthony again this team will have a chance to make a run at a playoff spot.
19. Utah Jazz (12-15)
The Jazz have taken a hard turn for the worst since the injury to Rudy Gobert, falling to three games below .500 after once looking to make a rise towards the top of the Western Conference. Upon Gobert’s return, look for them to move ahead in the thick of things.