As James Posey proved last spring, every serious NBA title contender needs a right-place, right-time guy who is looking to right past wrongs. This season, four clubs have good reason to think they've found theirs.
Who are the brightest non-stars out there? Ric Bucher identifies his annual All-Quasar team.
Is Jerry West next out the door? Hubie Brown's retirement only revealed other problems in Memphis.
They're not going to L.A. to play, but that doesn't mean they're not important or don't have game.