The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

The Knicks are back, but can Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler lead New York to a championship? Few can argue the fact that the Knicks have vastly improved since last season. The acquisition of veterans Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace should solidify a second unit that struggled at times last season. SI’s Ian Thomsen thinks New York finally has the talent to overtake the Celtics and win the Atlantic Division. Do you agree? (Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

THOMSEN: Atlantic Division Preview | Chemistry problems for Knicks?
ROUNDTABLE: Assessing this year’s crop of rookies

Jason Kidd dribbles past Bobby Hurley during a 1993 tournament game between Cal and Duke. The Golden Bears, led by Kidd, upset the two-time defending champion Blue Devils in the second round. Kidd is headed to the Knicks this season, and Mark Cuban is not happy about it. The Mavs owner said of Kidd’s departure: “I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point, but as of now, I wouldn’t put J-Kidd’s number in the rafters. It hurt my feelings, period, because I felt that we had developed a relationship and I thought that he was committed to the organization. It sure seemed that he was. I mean, J-Kidd was active in going out there and talking to Deron Williams the whole time. I guess it was more shocking and surprising than anything else.” (John Biever/SI)
SI TRACKING BLOG: Cuban rips into KiddGALLERY: Rare Photos of Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd dribbles past Bobby Hurley during a 1993 tournament game between Cal and Duke. The Golden Bears, led by Kidd, upset the two-time defending champion Blue Devils in the second round. Kidd is headed to the Knicks this season, and Mark Cuban is not happy about it. The Mavs owner said of Kidd’s departure: “I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point, but as of now, I wouldn’t put J-Kidd’s number in the rafters. It hurt my feelings, period, because I felt that we had developed a relationship and I thought that he was committed to the organization. It sure seemed that he was. I mean, J-Kidd was active in going out there and talking to Deron Williams the whole time. I guess it was more shocking and surprising than anything else.” (John Biever/SI)

SI TRACKING BLOG: Cuban rips into Kidd
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Jason Kidd

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony pose during Media Day before the 2004 Olympics. The squad ended up going 5-3 in Athens, the low point of a once-dominant squad. After the Games, the U.S. hired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to run the team. Since then, the team has been nearly unbeatable. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of LeBron James | Carmelo Anthony | Historic Team USA