The big story in the NBA offseason is about the lockout that is currently going on after the talks between the players union and the owners failed to create a new collective bargaining agreement.
It will likely be the story that continues to dominate the headlines, as nothing can happen in terms of free agency or trades until they do sign a new deal.
With the new deal will possibly come new salary cap rules, new free agency rules and the possibility of revenue sharing between teams, which could be a godsend for smaller market teams who can't draw the same endorsements or sell the same amount of merchandise as some of the larger market teams.
However, all we can do until the new deal is signed is speculate, so that's what I plan to do for the time being. It may not be hard news, but it's something to debate about which is what sports are all about in the first place.
So, let's get the ball rolling on the Summer of Nothingness with a look into next season and what the record of each team may be come season's end (assuming no games are lost to the lockout of course).
Starting with the Eastern Conference.