18. Golden State Warriors

2010-11 Record: 36-46 (Did not make playoffs)
Key Returning Players: Stephen Curry, David Lee, Dorell Wright, Monta Ellis
Key Additions: Klay Thompson (R)
Key Losses: Reggie Williams, Louis Amundson
This Week: vs. LA Clippers, Sunday (12/25); vs. Chicago, Monday (12/26); vs. New York, Wednesday (12/28); vs. Philadelphia, Saturday (12/31)

Golden State has a new owner in Joe Lacoba and a new head coach in Mark Jackson but when it comes to the players, this squad is pretty much the same as the one that finished 12th in the West last year. Sure there was talk of landing premier players like CP3 or even Tyson Chandler, but planning and executing are two entirely different things. Word to the Lakers. Time will only tell whether or not Mr. Hand Down, Man Down will be able to get this group led by Steph Curry and Monta Ellis to the playoffs for just the second time in 17 seasons. Sidebar: Speaking of Monta, that alleged Brett Favre steez is never a good look, fam. Leave that aggressiveness for the court. —Ralph Warner