16. Philadelphia 76ers

2010-11 Record: 41-41 (Lost in 1st Round to Miami 4-1)
Key Returning Players: Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday, Thaddeus Young
Key Additions: Nikola Vucevic (R)
Key Losses: Jason Kapono
This Week: @ Portland, Monday (12/26); @ Phoenix, Wednesday (12/28); @ Utah, Friday (12/30), @ Golden State, Saturday (12/31)

The Sixers have a nice young core with Iggy, Jrue and Thaddeus. On paper they're a couple pieces away and ended on a good note last season. They can end up being a sleeper in the Atlantic this year and should be able to make the playoffs. Doug Collins did a hell of a job in 2011 and it's going to take the same effort if not more with the division getting tougher. Now if they only had a wise old sage to school the young'ns in the ways of the Force. C'mon Philly, make it happen. —Angel Diaz