NBA Preview: Question Marks
The nation's economic crisis will likely affect ticket sales around the league. Will the owners of struggling franchises attempt to save money by purging high-priced stars -- or selling their teams altogether?
Mo' Better Cavs?
LeBron James is an unselfish superstar who has yet to find a running mate. After Larry Hughes and Wally Szczerbiak failed, the Cavaliers traded for Mo Williams, a shoot-first point guard. Can another roster tweak make James want to stick around beyond 2010?
From Buzz to Boon?
The New Orleans Hornets were surprise winners of the Southwest Division last season, but Chris Paul, David West and Tyson Chandler couldn't lead them out of the second round for the first time in franchise history. Is the addition of James Posey enough to make them a championship contender?
Phoenix brought excitement back to the league with Steve Nash running a high-scoring offense. But what will the Suns look like with a declining Shaquille O'Neal, an aging roster and Coach Mike D'Antoni in New York? Will the former fun bunch be redefined?
Gimpy Gin ó bili
The San Antonio Spurs' streak of winning in every odd-numbered year since 2003 is in jeopardy if Manu Ginóbili cannot return from a bum left ankle that had the Argentine hobbling in the Western Conference finals, and unable to finish the Olympics.