New York has a new head coach, a trimmed down Carmelo Anthony and the triangle taking over the offence. Will this be enough to maximise Carmelo’s scoring talent and put the Knicks back into the top four of the East where they believe they belong?
For a team with such offensive potency, there were long stretches of last season where the Warriors were caught flat and had to rely on their defence. Will Steve Kerr be able to implement a good enough system to get the most out of Curry, Thompson and co?
How far can an ageing Kobe Bryant take the Lakers?
Bryant only suited up for six games last season until injury struck. At 36, with an average roster in a deep Western Conference, how much will his presence improve on the 27 games the Lakers won in 2013/14?
Will Ricky Rubio become the player everyone expected?
With Kevin Love gone, the Timberwolves are Ricky Rubio’s team. Armed with new athletic wings in Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Thaddeus Young, can Rubio bring the fun back into his game and be the leader of the Wolves?
Can Philadelphia tank two years in a row without anyone noticing?
Last season they managed to win only 19 games last season with Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes and Thad Young on the roster. They’re all gone and with a new breed of youth and D-League players, they are sure to prop up the Eastern Conference standings once again.