By now you've seen plenty of predictions about the 2012-13 season, both concerning top teams and top players.
But the truly bold forecasts, such as those ahead in this slideshow, make you scratch your head and think, "Can this actually happen?"
Well, yes. They all can.
While this article identifies the top 20 NBA stars heading into next season's action, it does not rank them. Please don't think that I'm trying to call Deron Williams the best player in the league.
What it does do is give one bold prediction for each player that will come true by the end of the year.
Note: Derrick Rose will not be included in this article because he is rehabbing at the present. He will undoubtedly be a top-20 player when he returns.