Player to watch: Lebron James
Big Question: Just whose team is this!?
Player to watch: Lamar Odom
Big Question: Will the Mavericks gains (Odom, Carter, West) outweigh their losses (Chandler, Barea, Butler)?
Player to watch: James Harden
Big Question: Will last years playoff experience help vault the Thunder to the finals this season?
Player to watch: Carlos Boozer
Big Question: Is Richard Hamilton the Bulls answer at shooting guard?
Player to watch: Pau Gasol
Big Question: Just how much will the Lakers miss Lamar Odom?
Player to watch: Carmelo Anthony
Big Question: Are Tyson Chandler and assistant coach Mike Woodson the saving grace for the Knicks defensive woes?
Player to watch: Marc Gasol
Big Question: Will the return of Rudy Gay put this team over the top?
Player to watch: Tim Duncan
Big Question: Do the San Antonio Spurs have one big playoff run left in them?
Player to watch: Brandon Bass
Big Question:With Jeff Green out for the year, are the Celtics deep enough to get their own “Big Three” some valuable rest?
Player to watch: Blake Griffin
Big Question: Dare I ask, but could the Clippers REALLY be better than their Los Angeles counterparts?
Player to watch: LaMarcus Aldridge
Big Question: Can Jamal Crawford be a suitable replacement for the now retired Brandon Roy?
Player to watch: Dwight Howard
Big Question: Not if, but when is Dwight Howard going to be traded?
Player to watch: Paul George
Big Question: Is David West the best free-agent bargain of the year?
Player to watch: Luis Scola
Big Question: Just how badly does Rockets ownership want to ring the neck of David Stern right now?
Player to watch: Thaddeus Young
Big Question: Will Evan Turner emerge from the shadows of obscurity?
Player to watch: Jeff Teague
Big Question: With a core of Johnson, Williams, Horford and Smith, will the Atlanta Hawks ever be anything more then 2nd-round fodder in the playoffs?
Player to watch: Aaron Afflalo
Big Question: Can March just come already?
Player to watch: Brook Lopez
Big Question: If Dwight Howard doesn’t come through the door, then how long is it before Deron Williams finally snaps?
Player to watch: Brandon Jennings
Big Question: Will Brandon Jennings begin to show more substance than flash in 2011-12?
Player to watch: Dorell Wright
Big Question: Can rookie Head Coach Mark Jackson get the most out of a Ellis/Curry back-court?
Player to watch: Shannon Brown
Big Question: Don’t you agree that Steve Nash deserves better than this?
Player to watch: Jarrett Jack
Big Question: Can Eric Gordon be a franchise player in the NBA?
Player to watch: Ricky Rubio
Big Question: Is the trio of Williams, Love and Rubio good enough to build your team around?
Player to watch: Jimmer Fredette
Big Question: Will the Jimmer fever be the NBA equivalent of Tebow-Mania?
Player to watch: John Wall
Big Question: How long is it before we start hearing the “John Wall wants out of town” rumors?
Player to watch: Derrick Favors
Big Question: With Kanter, Favors, Jefferson, Milsap and Okur all on the roster, who is out the door first?
Player to watch: Kyrie Irving
Big Question: Will Tristan Thompson justify his #4 pick?
Player to watch: Austin Daye
Big Question: If the team wants to rebuild and get back to the playoffs, then why on earth did they pay Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince to stay?
Player to watch: Ed Davis
Big Question: Can even Dwayne Casey save the Raptors from being a defensive disaster?
Player to watch: Kemba Walker
Big Question: Does entering the year with Corey Maggette as your number 1 scoring option just make you want to cry?