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

Tyson Chandler outfights Andres Nocioni (13) and Carlos Delfino for a rebound during Monday’s U.S.-Argentina game. The contest was tight heading into the second half but the Americans pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Argentina by 25 points on their way to a 126-97 victory. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
THOMSEN: It’s clear, the U.S. will go as far as LeBron takes themGALLERY: London 2012 Olympics Games Day 10 | Day 9 | Day 8 | Day 7  

Tyson Chandler outfights Andres Nocioni (13) and Carlos Delfino for a rebound during Monday’s U.S.-Argentina game. The contest was tight heading into the second half but the Americans pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Argentina by 25 points on their way to a 126-97 victory. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

THOMSEN: It’s clear, the U.S. will go as far as LeBron takes them
GALLERY: London 2012 Olympics Games Day 10 | Day 9 | Day 8 | Day 7  

Chris Bosh gets off a shot in traffic during last night’s Heat-Knicks game. Miami took a commanding 3-0 series lead with an 87-80 victory. Bosh, who became a father earlier in the day, scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
WERTHEIM: Future murky for Knicks after Game 3 loss LOWE: Sorry Knicks but the Heat’s offense is on a tear

Chris Bosh gets off a shot in traffic during last night’s Heat-Knicks game. Miami took a commanding 3-0 series lead with an 87-80 victory. Bosh, who became a father earlier in the day, scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

WERTHEIM: Future murky for Knicks after Game 3 loss 
LOWE: Sorry Knicks but the Heat’s offense is on a tear

Knicks center Tyson Chandler dunks over Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick during Thursday’s 96-80 victory over the Magic. Orlando is in chaos after reports surfaced that the all-star center asked management to fire coach Stan Van Gundy. It’s not the first time Howard has meddled in management’s affairs, says SI’s Sam Amick.  (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
AMICK: Howard meddling in front office’s business againLOWE: No better X’s and O’s coach than Van GundyVIDEO: Feud hits rock bottom for Howard, MagicGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard

Knicks center Tyson Chandler dunks over Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick during Thursday’s 96-80 victory over the Magic. Orlando is in chaos after reports surfaced that the all-star center asked management to fire coach Stan Van Gundy. It’s not the first time Howard has meddled in management’s affairs, says SI’s Sam Amick.  (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

AMICK: Howard meddling in front office’s business again
LOWE: No better X’s and O’s coach than Van Gundy
VIDEO: Feud hits rock bottom for Howard, Magic
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwight Howard