You might have Oct. 2 circled as the day NBA2K13 comes out, but the real-life versions of the guys in that game have it circled for a slightly different reason.
It's also the day training camps open for practice.
For many players, it's just business as usual. Some are probably itching for an opportunity just to get back into the swing of things. Others are looking forward to forgetting about last season and preparing to improve upon the bad tastes left in the mouths (hopefully, anyway).
But training camp will mean a heck of a lot more for a few.
For them, October could decide where they fit into the rotation—or whether they fit into the rotation at all. After all, there was a lot of personnel turnover this summer and another draft's worth of young talent infused into the league.
Now it's time for coaches to pick up where their general managers left off, piecing together puzzles of the "Who's in my starting lineup?" variety. Here's a look at five teams with some big rotation decisions to make.