NBA debate: Contender or Pretender?
Which teams will celebrate the same success -- or lack thereof -- in the new year that they had to start 2012-13? Our panel makes the call on five teams that have made a mark already this season, one way or another.
1. Contenders or Pretenders: New York Knicks.
Kalen Deremo, Roundball Mining Co.: Contenders, especially if Amar'e Stoudemire can find his niche in the lineup. The Knicks have all the pieces to contend for a title: size, a superstar, deadly 3-point shooters, ...
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