Preseason has started, and the inevitable tension that transpires as the first official tipoff comes into view has begun. Teams are finalizing their rosters, making the necessary additions and cuts to ensure their chances as a successful squad.
However, there are undoubtedly some franchises that will undoubtedly be better than others, with their star players setting them apart from the rest.
Come May, when the 2012-13 league MVP is announced, there will be only one winner. However, each team has a player who provides them with leadership, talent and other qualities that sets himself apart from the rest of the crowd.
Last season, LeBron James was awarded the supreme honor, but players like Kevin Durant, Tony Parker and Kyrie Irving, who maximized their teams' chances at succeeding deserve recognition for their efforts too.
When May rolls around, one player will undoubtedly stand out, but each team will also have a player whose production set himself apart from the rest of the roster. Here's a look at the most valuable player for each NBA team in the upcoming season.