The Orlando Magic are long on potential, but will be way short on wins this season.
The Atlanta Hawks will be using this season to learn how to fly.
The Utah Jazz are are confident that an airtight defense and continuity will propel them to the top of the West.
The Sacramento Kings are playing the long game with homegrown talent and continuity.
The pressure on David Fizdale won’t be to garner wins, but to develop talent while the New York Knicks wait for Kristaps Porzingis to return.
The New Orleans Pelicans will need to make improvements if they want to keep Anthony Davis around.
The Charlotte Hornets will try to alleviate the burden carried by Kemba Walker to get back on track.
The Washington Wizards are hoping Dwight Howard can work his old magic to turn them into real contenders.
The Chicago Bulls are banking on low risk/high reward players and youth this season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder can only rev up a notch if Russell Westbrook throttles back his game.