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There was plenty of evidence in Indiana's late-season turnaround that the Pacers are headed up. Now, with playoff experience and roster tweaks, the expectations are gradually building.


Team Previews: Atlantic

Sixers banking on young guards' leadership

Doug Collins got the most out of his team last season and will need his young backcourt to continue its improvement.

Team Previews: Central

Rookie Irving will be off and running

There won't be much pressure on Kyrie Irving as the No. 1 draft pick gets acclimmated with the Cavs and the NBA.

Team Previews: Southeast

Walking out the door?

Orlando is in a tough situation where history may repeat itself if they lose out on another franchise center.

Team Previews: Southwest

Grizzlies eager to get Gay back in mix

With its newfound postseason success, Memphis can't wait to fully include Rudy Gay in its attack this season.

Team Previews: Northwest

Balanced is the way to go

After a rumor-filled year, Denver has a sense of normalcy and wants to continue playing with a focus on committee.

Team Previews: Pacific

Paul trade shifts balance of power

The balance of power in the Pacific may have swung across the Staples Center hallway with the arrival of CP3.


Blogtable: Rookie with the best future?

Which rookie will be the strongest NBA player in five years? We put our writers on the hotseat.

Expert Picks

2011-12 Predictions's team of experts has submitted its predictions. Is Thunder superstar Kevin Durant poised to become MVP?

Power Rankings

Heat hold down preseason top spot

"[The Miami Heat] are certainly top-heavy, but they're in a better position for regular season success than they were last season. "
-'s John Schuhmann
Heat hold down preseason top spot

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