Barring the unforeseen, we're rather confident that the Boston Celtics will finish the 2014-15 season among those teams thinking draft lottery over playoff basketball.
Even casual fans probably realize there are lots more NBA players expected in the upcoming World Cup of Basketball then the dozen playing for Team USA.
At some point on Saturday, possibly the time you read this, Kevin Love will be a Cleveland Cavalier.
Shawn Marion turned down more money - and the Indiana Pacers - for LeBron James and a realistic shot at winning an NBA title.
LeBron James will have familiar faces with him in Cleveland. Former Miami Heat teammates Mike Miller and James Jones have signed on. Ray Allen could turn the trio into a quartet.