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NBA's 10 Most Critical Training Camp Battles
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Now that the Olympics are over and we've acquired the gold medals, the next step in our NBA journey is waiting for training camps to begin.

Training camp will be the first time we start hearing and discovering how the offseason truly shaped the teams around the league. We'll get to know if injuries from last season are showing any lingering effects. We'll see rookies pushing veterans for playing time and just how willing coaches are to include them into the fray.

We'll also see some intense position battles from players of all levels of experience and ability trying to earn a spot in some team's rotation. Some veterans will be given minutes simply because coaches trust them more (it's the only way to explain how Andres Nocioni got minutes after 2007). Some rookies will have their lack of NBA experience stifling the time given to them on the court.

We'll also get to see how the contenders are shaping up and the pretenders are trying to position their squads and develop their young talent into learning how to win. And we'll see how new coaches around the league will begin to implement their system on their new organizations.

It is a time of battling for playing time and battle these players shall. Here are the 10 most critical training camp battles that I'm looking forward to this coming fall.

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