A year ago, the only bold predictions being made in regard to the NBA revolved around whether or not the season was going to start on time.
With everything that's happened over the past 12 months, last summer's lockout seems like a distant memory.
With the 2011-12 season in the rear-view mirror, it's now time to look ahead toward next year. And while the offseason normally sparks optimism around the NBA, a healthy dose of reality is useful every now and then.
So, with opening night less than three months away, here are 30 bold predictions for the upcoming NBA season.