Thanks to the first day of NBA training camps, the media also had its first opportunity to swarm the league's biggest stars and follow some of its best stories—none better than how close Dwight Howard is to playing alongside his new teammates in an actual game.
Of course, 29 other teams produced some noteworthy news of their own. As organizations transition from adding the right pieces to assimilating and improving those pieces, there's no better time to reflect on the offseason and look forward to the real season.
We'll be keeping track of the biggest stories coming out of training camp each day, and there was plenty to highlight after day one.
Even Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter made some news. How often did we get to say that last season?
Here's a rundown of the biggest stories to emerge thus far.