If there is anything to take away from the 2012 NBA season, it's that the standard has been set for 2013. After tremendous individual seasons and surprising postseason berths from previously downed franchises, the only expectation is to move up or get left behind.
So who who will step up and make progress towards both individual and team glory?
While the Los Angeles Lakers will garner the headlines, don't be surprised to see a handful of their cross-city rivals step up and compete for the individual awards. No longer a floor mat for the Lakers to stomp on, the Los Angeles Clippers have compiled a solid roster of their own as they look to continue their progression to elite in 2013.
As for who it is that could take home the individual gold, the following slides will answer just that. The question is, who will seize the moment?