11. Memphis Grizzlies

2010-11 Record: 46-36 (Lost in Western Conference Semis to Oklahoma City, 4-3)
Key Returning Players: Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley
Key Additions: Josh Selby (R)
Key Losses: Shane Battier
This Week: @ San Antonio, Monday (12/26); vs. Oklahoma City, Wednesday (12/28); vs. Houston, Friday (12/30); @ Chicago, Sunday (1/1)

The Grizzlies are a solid sleeper pick to win the Southwest this year, but they'll have to have a few things break their way for that to happen. Is Zach Randolph the potential All-NBA first teamer he looked like last year? Can Rudy Gay hold up for a full season (a full season that involves 5-game weeks and back-to-back-to-backs)? And is Mike Conley ready to be a top tier NBA point? All big ifs. But at least Memphis fans have ifs now, and not ain't-nevers. —Jack Erwin