Predicting Opening Night Starting Lineups for Every NBA Team

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Predicting Opening Night Starting Lineups for Every NBA Team
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The Miami Heat return all five members of their two-time championship-winning starting lineup in 2013-14.

With opening night of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, each team's starting lineup picture is coming into focus.

For some teams, like the Miami Heat or Brooklyn Nets, there's not much to consider. Either start the same guys who just won you back-to-back titles (Miami) or stick all five of your former All-Stars in the starting lineup (Brooklyn), and don't think twice about it.

For others, like the New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets, legitimate questions remain about their starting five.

Should Tyreke Evans come off the bench or start at the 3 (New Orleans)?

Now that Emeka Okafor is injured, who will start next to Nene in the frontcourt (Washington)?

Can the Dwight Howard-Omer Asik pairing down low become sustainable (Houston)?

Plenty can change between now and opening night, but here's one man's best guess at what starting lineup each team will trot out during the first few nights of the season.

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