The NBA is unlike other professional sports. It boasts dominant teams at the top that 95 percent of the time will not be knocked out the playoffs early by an average, "barely got in" team. Will the defending champions hold on to the crown? Will the hated Heat overcome the odds? Or will an unknown rise above the rest?
Those questions will play themselves out on the hardwood and will be answered. Until that time, it is pure speculation for the millions and millions of NBA fans. But, it is interesting to look at the starting five that each team starts to get an idea who has that talent to make a run.