As the 2014-15 NBA season fast approaches, it's time to project how the league's most prominent superstars will fare when action tips off.
With questions swirling regarding Kobe Bryant's effectiveness at age 36, Derrick Rose's ability to remain healthy for the entirety of the upcoming campaign and Anthony Davis' place among the Association's elite, we're here to make some bold calls.
Specifically, we chose to explore statistical trends based on players' recent production and extrapolated new statistical benchmarks for the upcoming season.
In some cases, that meant statistical increases in key categories. In other instances, the predictions pertained to decreased production.
It's also crucial to note we're not specifically ranking the players themselves. Instead, they're simply listed alphabetically by last name.
All statistics courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless noted otherwise.