Team USA returns to the court Saturday night with their first exhibition game against Brazil - led by Wizards forward Nene - in preparation for the World Cup.
Chicago will have Derrick Rose back and added the Las Vegas summer league's best rookie in Doug McDermott, but still might not win its own division.
New coach Stan Van Gundy would become a Coach of the Year favorite if he can solve Detroit's frontcourt awkwardness and lead the Pistons back to the playoffs.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George spoke publicly for the first time on Friday about his brutal leg injury and the road to recovery.
Not sure many had Jerrelle Benimon pegged for the NBA after his first two season at Georgetown. After finishing his college days at Towson, the rugged forward is headed to the pros.