The 2012-13 NBA season is creeping up on us, and the top storylines are starting to make themselves known.
Fresh on the heels of one of the most entertaining and frenetic seasons in NBA history, this newest campaign is sure to provide plenty of intrigue and entertainment. From the first game of the regular season until the NBA Finals, our eyes and ears will be glued to all sorts of action around the Association.
We will be witnesses to the on-court greatness of the league's superstars and contending teams, but we will also be keeping a close eye on a number of developing situations, such as the potential return of Derrick Rose to the Chicago Bulls lineup and a blossoming rivalry in the East.
Flopping and the penalties associated with it are sure to be discussed heavily throughout the season, but so will the potential flops of big names who have found new homes.
No one knows exactly how everything is going to unfold, but we do know that the process is going to be thrilling.