By Sam Rubenstein

You thought I forgot, didn’t you? Last night I started working on a potential Dirty 30 podcast at home. It was, in short, a complete disaster. I’ll try that again at a later date. Right now I’m working on two other people’s pieces for the website and I want to give them full concentration. For now, a simplified Silent Movie version of the Dirty 30. The numbers in () are the previous spot on the Dirty, and the record in () is that team’s record at the time of the last Dirty 30, which was November 22nd.


1. (3) Dallas (7-4) 12-5

2. (1) San Antonio (9-2) to 13-5

3. (2) Utah (10-1) to 15-4

4. (10) Phoenix (4-6) 9-6 HOT

5. (5) LA Lakers (8-3) 12-5

6. (11) Denver (5-4) 10-5

7. (4) Cleveland (8-3) 10-7

8. (8) Houston (7-4) 11-5

9. (15) Detroit (6-5) 11-6

10. (16) Orlando (7-4) 14-5. I still don’t believe, but I’m very very very close to becoming a believer.
11. (17) Chicago (3-8) 8-9 HOT

12. (9) Sacramento (5-4) 8-8

13. (6) New Orleans (8-3) 8-8 STREAKY

14. (7) LA Clippers (6-3) 8-8 NO ROAD WINS 0-6 on the road

15. (12) Golden State (7-4) 9-9

16. (18) Washington (4-6) 7-10 NO ROAD WINS 0-8!

17. (13) Miami (4-6) 7-9

18. (14) New Jersey (5-5) 7-9

19. (19) Indiana (6-5) 9-10

20. (24) Minnesota (3-6) 7-9

21. (25) Milwaukee (3-8) 6-11

22. (28) Toronto (2-8) 7-10 HOT

23. (26) Atlanta (4-4) 7-8

24. (21) Seattle (5-7) 7-11

25. (20) Boston (4-6) 5-11

26. (27) New York (4-8) 7-13

27. (30) Charlotte (2-8) 5-12

28. (22) Portland (5-7) 6-12 FADING

29. (23) Philly (4-6) 5-11 FADING. Were once 3-0.

30. (29) Memphis (2-9) 4-13