I think anyone with a half a brain would understand why I am posing this question. So lets check the sub .500 squads who missed the playoffs

N.O.




Chris Paul
Peja
LEBRON JAMES
David West
Emaka Okafor

This is no doubt a championship contender!!!!!!!!!


Sac-Town



Beno Udich
Tyreke Evans
LEBRON JAMES
Carl Landry
Jason Thompson

I'd say this team is about as good as Utah or Portland which a vast improvement for a team that went 25-57



L.A. Clippers (LA's redheaded step child)


Baron Davis
Eric Gordan
LEBRON JAMES
Blake Griffen
Kaman

The game is not played on paper, but this is a championship contender with for sure


Minny


Flynn
Corey Brewer
LEBRON JAMES
Kevin Love
Al Jefferson

From 17 and 65 to a 50-32 team, a very dangerous playoff opponent

NEW JERSEY Nets (New York's one eyed step child)





Harris
Lee
LEBRON JAMES
Yi
Brook Lopez

This is just the half, no less than the 4th pick, plus the ability to add yet another top tier FA means if LBJ joined them this is instantly the best team in the EAST for years to come!



Synopsis:

Lebron can make any team into a contender, certainley could give 20 more wins per game to a roster

What also can be determined is that if Lebron leaves there are even better options than The Knicks