The 2011-12 NBA season is less than a week away and there hasn't been a shortage of interesting storylines this offseason, thanks in part to the lockout which created a shortened free-agency period.
Storylines like the Clippers' acquisition of Chris Paul, the Lakers trading away Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom and Dwight Howard's indecisiveness, are sure to keep NBA fans' interest peaked throughout the season.
I'm sure there will be storylines that pop up throughout the 2011-12 NBA season like retired free agents finding their way onto NBA rosters or players requesting trades from sub-par teams. Those kind of storylines will come and go without fans giving them a second thought.
On the other hand, here are 10 storylines that are guaranteed to endure throughout the entirety of the 2011-12 NBA season.