The NBA should hand out a Super Sidekick award. Why? See: Channing Frye, Ersan Ilyasova, Beno Udrih and Arron Afflalo, for whom new teammates have made all the difference in 2009.
The D.R.A.F.T. Initiative shows that the Spurs are the best-drafting team of the past 20 years. Ric Bucher explores the methods behind their success.
The overall talent level coming into the NBA looks to be no less than last year's draft crop.