Just how much money is 22-year-old point guard Jrue Holiday worth going forward?
The Philadelphia 76ers are determining just that as the window for an extension closes at month's end. Such is NBA life in October, when the front office remains every bit as busy as the coaching staff, and players negotiate returns to the court amid more than a few lingering distractions.
With the first week of training camp now in the books, lineups are starting to take shape, preseason contests are under way and the regular season isn't far behind it. What better time to keep tabs on the injuries, contract drama, emergent talent and competition for starting jobs?
We're keeping track of the biggest stories from around the league so that you don't miss a thing. Here's a look at what's happening as Week 1 of the preseason comes to a close.