The league announced the members of the 2012-13 All-NBA teams this week, which means it's already time to start looking ahead to the guys who'll be named to the 2013-14 squads.
Before getting started, it's important to keep a couple of things in mind.
First, these predictions will cover which players the voters (comprised of a pool of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters) are most likely to select to the 15 available spots among the three teams. Admittedly, it was hard to keep out personal biases about who should earn the honors, but you'll find that, by and large, these selections line up with the thinking the voters have used in the past.
Voters get stuff wrong all the time. Witness David Lee's inclusion on this year's Third Team and, looking at this season's awards more broadly, Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol's head-scratching exclusion from the All-Defensive First Team.
Hopefully, they'll get these right.
Second, there are bound to be some painful omissions. Father Time is a cruel master, as Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade are about to learn. But hey, the league's up-and-coming stars have to push somebody out of the way on their rise to the top.
Let's get to it.