If you haven't been paying attention to the NBA since LeBron James and the Miami Heat took home the 2012 NBA championship, brace yourself: The league looks a whole lot different from where you last left it.
Steve Nash and Dwight Howard are now both Los Angeles Lakers. Lamar Odom is back with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Philadelphia 76ers now have a potential cornerstone in Andrew Bynum and the Denver Nuggets are going to outrun everyone in 2012-13 with the addition of Andre Iguodala.
Meanwhile, the New Jersey Nets have ceased to exist, instead completing their long-awaited trek to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Deron Williams signed a five-year, $198 million extension with the Nets this summer, a team ready to challenge the New York Knicks for New York City basketball supremacy.
In short, it was a whirlwind summer of trades, free-agent signings and massive extensions being handed out. Let's look at the top eight of those, in reverse order.