The NBA never takes a break. Each season is really just a never-ending cycle that flows through the calendar year.
First it's training camp, then preseason, regular season, the playoffs, a championship, the draft and then a jumbled mess of offseason headlines, free-agency signings and personnel moves that carry on the pattern until training camp begins all over again.
Over the long summer, when actual games aren't being played, unsettled speculation and hyperbolic expectations create one of the most fascinating times of the year. People love to talk about players even when they aren't actually playing.
Here are 10 players expected to lead offseason NBA dialogue, ranked from least to most significant with regard to the 2013-14 season.