Your crystal ball would probably need a crystal ball of its own to figure out who's going to lay claim to the NBA's most important superlatives in 2014-15. The season itself is still two-and-a-half months away, with another seven months or so after that before commissioner Adam Silver starts handing out any hardware.
But...well...there's not a whole lot going on in the basketball world nowadays, aside from FIBA tuneups, the official sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to tech tycoon Steve Ballmer and the occasional check-in on the free-agency stalemate of Eric Bledsoe.
That leaves yours truly with plenty of time in which to dig up however many crystal balls he needs to predict who the MVP will be, which rookie will rise above the rest and whether LeBron James might be eligible for Executive of the Year honors.
Until I find the proper equipment, though, check out these picks for the Association's top distinctions.