For five years we had a renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry. Now both have put their future hopes in players who don't score first. It won't be an easy transition for either, but with Rajon Rondo's injury, it will be tougher for the Celtics.
Each week, Joe Kaiser looks at five players and offers trends to watch, good or bad. This week, he takes a look at Steve Nash's dropping usage rate, Luol Deng's workload and Nikolai Vucevic's emergence in Orlando.