Chris Broussard offers his list of possible MVPs besides LeBron James, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo.
Bradford Doolittle evaluates the early winners and losers of NBA free agency, then looks at a few teams that are treading water or have incomplete grades based on their moves so far.
Pau Gasol eyes an early return, Myles Brand could help U.S. basketball, and Joe Dumars reveals the Pistons' flaw.
The Western Conference fell back to Earth this summer. The Spurs, Rockets and Wolves hope to pick it up.