Though the Miami Heat are still relishing last season's exploits, it's never too soon to start thinking about the possibility of winning a title in 2013—that leaves 29 teams which are eager to put the past behind them and dethrone King James.
So, who's got the head start?
Of course, on the first day of the postseason, rosters won't look exactly the same as they do now. They'll be free of training-camp invitees. Some will have been modified at the trade deadline. A few will include some late free-agent additions.
A lot can happen between now and April.
But with the bulk of the offseason now history and the preseason underway, the 2012-13 season is coming into clear view. We have a better sense of which rookies will make the most impact, how lineups will take shape, and whether locker rooms are moving forward with winning cultures.
Putting odds on who will win the NBA Finals is still guesswork, but it's slightly more educated guesswork at this point.
Here's a look at each team's chances of winning it all. Who are you predicting to come out on top?