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.
John Wall made his first All-Star game appearance in February, his first postseason appearance in April. The Wizards' star next "first" will come before training camp tips off.
Nolan Smith, who grew up watching his late father Derek Smith as an assistant coach in Washington, hasn't been able to find an NBA job since he was released by the Portland Trail Blazers.