In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview, Jordan Brenner has the facts, stats and analytics to set you straight about the NBA's biggest myths -- Jeremy Lin, Olympic hangovers, the creaky Spurs and more.
Chris Broussard offers his list of possible MVPs besides LeBron James, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo.
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.