Now that most teams' rosters are pretty much set for the 2012-13 campaign, the time for NBA preseason predictions is upon us.
While it's easy to project the handful of teams that have a legitimate chance of taking home the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June, it's a bit harder to figure out what else will happen over the next 10 months.
There will be newly signed free agents who flourish with their new teams, while others will quickly realize they may have been better off staying with their former clubs. There will be players who take their games to the next level, as well as franchises that return to the postseason after several years of drought.
The game of basketball can be extremely hard to forecast, but with NBA training camps opening less than a month from now, here are 25 bold predictions as we head into the 2012-13 NBA season.