Zach Lowe's Columns
In my opinion, Zach Lowe is the basketball writing guru. He writes articles on Bill Simmons' blog and has appeared on many "B.S Reports". His writing is awesome and he has unbelievable basketball knowledge. Read his stuff at Grantland.com.
Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, and Rajon Rondo are coming off of devastating injuries from last year.
Rubio and Love. Awesome.
New Faces in New Places
Most notably Dwight Howard going from the Lakers to the Rockets to join Jeremy Lin and James Harden. Also, Josh Smith going to Detroit to complete the most menacing front court in the NBA of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, and Smith. How will they mesh? Also, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans joining Eric Gordon on the NEW ORLEANS PELICANS!!!!!! How will they mesh? Also, the scary Brooklyn Nets with my boys Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. They're all of the sudden potential contenders in the East.
The 2013 Rookie Class
My favorites are C.J McCollum, Victor Oladipo, and Tim Hardaway J.R. Look for Oladipo to steal the R.O.Y because Anthony Bennett and Ben McLemore will probably not be as good as expected and Nerlens Noel is injured.
It's likely that my team won't win a lot of games, they probably won't get to 40. But they're still my team and there's always a chance for something special to happen in the Boston Garden. It's possible that Rondo takes a leap in his game and he becomes a 18 points 12 assists superstar, but that's very unlikely. Danny Ainge will be exploring the league all season for possible trade options and try to get young assets and draft picks. Good Luck Celtics, you'll need it.
Some honorable mentions include Uncle Drew in Cleveland, Monta Ellis playing in Dallas, Boogie Cousins, and Seattle trying to get a team again.