How many yachts can owner Mikhail Prokhorov water-ski behind? Not nearly as many now that his team will pay a record $183 million in payroll and luxury taxes, a sum that would make even fictional tycoon Gordon Gekko queasy. But if greed is good, as Gekko's catchphrase goes, then this team should be terrific if rookie coach Kidd can handle a roster of contemporaries.

5. New York

2012-13 finish: 54-28.

Coming: Andrea Bargnani, Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Going: Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, Chris Copeland, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson.

Tabloid headline writers may have emerged the biggest winners of the summer when World Peace, a native of Queens, decided to come home. Early efforts have included "PEACE ACCORD" and "WaRRin' Peace Brother." Concerns about Amare Stoudemire's knee and Carmelo Anthony's contract status could be seasonlong downers, though.

6. Cleveland

2012-13 finish: 24-58.

Coming: Coach Mike Brown, Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark, Anthony Bennett, Sergey Karasev.

Going: Coach Byron Scott, Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, Shaun Livingston, Daniel Gibson, Omri Casspi.

Reunited and it feels so … good? Brown and Bynum are together again, two years after the 7-footer enjoyed his most productive NBA season while playing for Brown with the Lakers. If Bynum actually plays after sitting out all of last season and Anderson Varejao can avoid another freak injury, then the Cavaliers will be this season's biggest breakthrough.

7. Atlanta

2012-13 finish: 44-38.

Coming: Coach Mike Budenholzer, Paul Millsap, Elton Brand, DeMarre Carroll, Gustavo Ayon, Dennis Schroder, Jared Cunningham, Pero Antic.

Going: Coach Larry Drew, Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Ivan Johnson, Zaza Pachulia, DeShawn Stevenson.

The Hawks are like a terminal inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; everyone is either coming or going. One season after the team welcomed nine new players, it will have at least seven new faces for its opener. Smith's departure ushers in the Millsap era.

8. Detroit

2012-13 finish: 29-53.

Coming: Coach Maurice Cheeks, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Chauncey Billups, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Luigi Datome.

Going: Coach Lawrence Frank, Brandon Knight, Jose Calderon, Jason Maxiell, Slava Kravtsov, Khris Middleton, Kim English.