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Pulling together

Playing without Derrick Rose until 2013, the Chicago Bulls look to hold the fort down by relying on a similar formula: hard-nosed defense and timely scoring.

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Team Previews: Atlantic

Down a man

For Boston, the Big Four is now a Big Three.

Team Previews: Central

Holding pattern

The Bulls need to stay in the race until D-Rose returns.

Team Previews: Southeast

And now, the encore

With a title in hand, are the Heat dynasty material?

Team Previews: Southwest

The road back

The Mavs hope last season was a detour, not a trend.

Team Previews: Northwest

Unfinished business

After a breakthrough season, OKC still has work to do.

Team Previews: Pacific

Older and wiser

The Clips called in some veteran help to bolster their depth.

I Can't Wait!

Brandon Roy's return to the NBA

TNT's David Aldridge is eager for the start of the new season, including Brandon Roy's comeback.

Poll

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Who will win the 2012-13 NBA title?

  • Heat
  • Lakers
  • Thunder
  • Other

Back To Basics

Identity theft

For the Spurs, a return to a defense-first mentality could be the tonic against their younger rivals.

The Next Step

Lottery Team Series

NBA.com breaks down the 14 teams that missed the playoffs and assesses their 2012-13 chances.

Photo Gallery

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Man on the Spot | Team-by-Team

Lessons learned

Dirk on the season ahead

"The West is stacked, especially at the top. So it's going to be tough to crack that top two or three up there. "
- Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk on the season ahead
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