With more than a quarter of the 2012-13 season in the books and Christmas just around the corner, every NBA team should now know enough about itself to put together a wish list this holiday season.
The Chicago Bulls might like to see a healthy Derrick Rose under the tree, and we all know the L.A. Lakers would rejoice over a fully-recovered Steve Nash.
Injury concerns aside, there are plenty of other things each NBA squad should be begging for. For example, you can bet the San Antonio Spurs would love for David Stern to give back the $250,000 he stole from them.
Of course, we all know the only way to have Christmas wishes fulfilled is to reach out to a certain jolly, red-suited individual. No, not Craig Sager. We're talking about Santa Claus (but your mistake was understandable).
Before we get started, there are three premises you'll have to accept.
First, you're going to have to believe that Santa Claus is real. That shouldn't be too tough; you did it until you were six (or 16, if you were a little slow).
Second, you'll have to believe that the letters reproduced here are also real. That'll be tough, mostly because they're not. We made them up based on what we think each team should ask for. Just go with it.
Finally, you need to pretend that Santa can bring these teams anything they want, real or imagined, tangible or intangible. It's more fun that way.
The requests are sure to be varied, and some of them are going to be tough to fulfill. But it never hurts to ask. Here are snippets from every NBA team's letters to Santa.