Ah, the tricky balancing act between realistic predictions and sufficiently bold ones.
It's a tough line to walk, but it can be done.
I won't feed you inane predictions about Marc Gasol leading the league in scoring, LeBron James failing to make the All-Star team and Kevin Love winning MVP. Those would simply be too ridiculous, even for an article filled with bold predictions.
At the same time, you don't want to hear about James Harden averaging at least 20 points per game, Stephen Curry leading the league in three-pointers and Derrick Rose returning from injury to lead the Chicago Bulls into the postseason. Those fall on the opposite end of the spectrum and are way too obvious.
For these 18 players—the top stars in the league right now, with no disrespect meant to Andre Iguodala, Joakim Noah, Deron Williams, Al Horford and the rest of the players who fell just short of inclusion—the predictions are both bold enough to be intriguing and actually possible.
Let's hear some of your projections for the 2013-14 campaign.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference.