12. New York Knicks

2010-11 Record: 42-40 (Lost in 1st Round to Boston 4-0)
Key Returning Players: Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Toney Douglas
Key Additions: Baron Davis, Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert (R)
Key Losses: Chauncey Billups, Shawne Williams
This Week: vs. Boston, Sunday (12/25); @ Golden State, Wednesday (12/28); @ LA Lakers, Thursday (12/29); @ Sacramento, Saturday (12/31)

New York is singing a different tune since acquiring Melo last year and with the addition of Tyson Chandler are hoping to steal the division from the Celtics. The Knicks have championship aspirations, but will they be able to play enough defense to make those dreams come true? B-Diddy was a nice pickup, if healthy, and rookie Iman Shumpert is looking like the steal of the draft. If these moves pan out D'Antoni might've bought himself an extension. They'll have an early test on Christmas Day vs. Boston. —Angel Diaz