Pivot Points: 10 Questions As A New Season Looms

Hadarii JonesSenior Writer IOctober 7, 2009

Pivot Points: 10 Questions As A New Season Looms

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    EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to reporters during Lakers media day at the Lakers training facility on September 29, 2009 in El Segundo, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that

10- Can The Bobcats Make The Playoffs?

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 28:  Raymond Felton #20 of the Charlotte Bobcats reacts to a play against the New York Knicks during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 28, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and

9- Does Houston Really Have A Problem?

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  Trevor Airza #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates a three-point shot in the first half against the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 14, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expre

8- Can The Nuggets Repeat Performance From Last Year?

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  J.R. Smith #1 of the Denver Nuggets reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowl

7- Is Orlando Better This Year?

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 14:  (C) Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic walks between teammates Jameer Nelson #14 and Mickael Pietrus #20 of the Magic in the second quarter of Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on June 14, 2009 at

6- Does Gilbert's Return Propel Wizards To Upper-Echelon In The East

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    CLEVELAND - APRIL 21:  Gilbert Arenas #0 of the Washington Wizards gets to the basket past Joe Smith #32 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Aren

5- Can The Re-Tooled Spurs Challenge The Lakers In The West?

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    MILWAUKEE - FEBRUARY 09: Richard Jefferson #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket past Ron Artest #96 of the Houston Rockets on February 9, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks defeated the Rockets 124-112. NOTE TO USER:

4- Will The Ron Artest Experiment Work?

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    EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers hwears a mask while taping a public announcement for the Los Angeles Dodgers during Lakers media day at the Lakers training facility on September 29, 2009 in El Segundo, California. N

3- Will The Shaquille O'Neal Experiment Work?

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    OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15:  Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Phoenix Suns looks on against the Golden State Warriors during an NBA game on March 15, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloa

2- Will Kevin Garnett's Knee Hold Up?

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    BOSTON - FEBRUARY 08:  Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics celebrates a shot against the San Antonio Spurs on February 8, 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Spurs defeated the Celtics 105-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle

1- Can The Lakers Repeat?

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    EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles during Lakers media day at the Lakers training facility on September 29, 2009 in El Segundo, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)