Who cares that the basketball you see on your TV screen right now doesn't actually count? The more important point is: The NBA is (almost) back!
No more wondering which fringe free agent is being lured left and right by league-minimum contracts. No more pointless pondering of and pontificating about the wouldas, couldas and shouldas of 2012-13.
Soon enough, there will be new history in the making—by faces familiar and new, by teams steady and restocked—for hoop heads everywhere to enjoy.
In a couple weeks, anyway. Opening night is still a short ways off, with plenty more games featuring scrubs and D-Leaguers yet to be played.
That doesn't mean, though, that we should just sit back, relax and wait for the regular season to start. If anything, now is the perfect time to start preparing for what's shaping up to be the most epic NBA season in years.
To get you started, here's a look at how all 30 teams stack up against one another in the midst of training camp.