Lauri Markkanen possesses a combination of size and skill level that immediately places him in the conversation of which guys have potential to eventually end up becoming the number one overall pick.
From teams waiting for one break to be contenders to young players coming into their own to new faces in new places, there are all sorts of reasons to watch all 30 teams this season.
The Warriors will be beautiful. They'll run others off the court with sheer force of talent. You won't be able to hate the Warriors, or your hate will be grim and resigned and insufficient.
How Tom Thibodeau will use Karl-Anthony Towns on offense, finding a backcourt partner for Russell Westbrook, Evan Turner's fit with Portland, Quin Snyder's false ation offense and whether one of Denver's young guards will emerge as a foundational piece.
J.R. Smith is 31 years old. He's a not a screw-up or a clown or a locker room cancer or a jerk or a fraud or a lunatic or a dolt. He's a man with regrets, and he's better today than he has ever been before: a world champion with a contract that's going to put his grandkids through college.