23. Charlotte Bobcats

2010-11 Record: 34-48 (Did not make playoffs)
Key Returning Players: D.J. Augustin, Boris Diaw
Key Additions: Corey Maggette, Bismack Biyombo (R), Kemba Walker (R)
Key Losses: Stephen Jackson
This Week: vs. Milwaukee, Monday (12/26); vs. Miami, Wednesday (12/28); vs. Orlando, Friday (12/30); @ Miami, Sunday (1/1)

Aside from their season opener against Milwaukee, there is no team that is going to be tested early on quite like the Bobcats. In their first week, they will face Miami twice and Orlando once. For a team with a couple new faces and few returning players, Charlotte will need to gel real quickly. And it all starts with Kemba Walker. No pressure, of course. The jury is still out on how Kemba will perform on the NBA level, but if he can catch on early, we may have a squad that can really turn some heads by the end of the season. —Jose Martinez