2013-14 Team Previews

Previews of each NBA team before the start of the 2013-14 season.

Blazers 2013-14 Season Preview: Part 2


Dave Deckard and Chris Lucia of Blazersedge.com are back with the second half of their free-flowing, conversational approach to previewing the upcoming Trail Blazers season.

Blazers 2013-14 Season Preview: Part 1


Dave Deckard and Chris Lucia of Blazersedge.com take a free-flowing, conversational approach to previewing the upcoming Trail Blazers season.

Oklahoma City Thunder 2013-2014 Season Preview


Kevin Durant looks to shoulder the scoring burden for the Oklahoma City Thunder while point guard Russell Westbrook rehabs an injured knee. Can they sneak past the second round of the playoffs this...

Denver Nuggets 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Denver Nuggets lost their coach, GM and their best defensive players this offseason. Can new coach Brian Shaw keep the winning tradition alive behind point guard Ty Lawson, Kenneth "Manimal"...

Utah Jazz 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Utah Jazz have a group of young and promising talent spearheaded by Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors, but will their inexperience and youth lead them straight to the lottery?

Minnesota Timberwolves 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Minnesota Timberwolves have their sights set on the eighth playoff seed out West. Can Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic step up their defense enough to give the team a shot at the...

Phoenix Suns 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Phoenix Suns jettisoned many of their veterans this offseason in favor of a more youthful roster. Even as the losses add up, guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe will keep fans entertained...

Sacramento Kings 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Sacramento Kings were able to stay in town after the possibility of a team move, now they just need their talented center DeMarcus Cousins to get his maturity level up to speed with his...

Los Angeles Lakers 2013-2014 Season Preview


Can Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol maintain enough health to carry a depleted Los Angeles Lakers roster into the lower-rungs of the Western Conference playoff picture?

Golden State Warriors 2013-2014 Season Preview


Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can bury three-pointers like no other tandem in the league, but can the Golden State Warriors pin most of their defensive success on the health of center Andrew...


Los Angeles Clippers 2013-2014 Season Preview


Los Angeles Clippers new coach Doc Rivers hopes to sharpen the focus of an athletically gifted and deep lineup that features All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

San Antonio Spurs 2013-2014 Season Preview


San Antonio Spurs mainstays Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are another year older, but Kawhi Leonard & Co. expect to keep them atop the heap in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.

Memphis Grizzlies 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Memphis Grizzlies feature a blue-collar squad of elite defenders and low-post scorers. Can point guard Mike Conley and his teammates on the perimeter open things up and help space the floor for...

New Orleans Pelicans 2013-2014 Season Preview


The New Orleans Pelicans brought in Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday to form one of the most talented back courts in the NBA alongside Eric Gordon. How will coach Monty Williams distribute all those...

Dallas Mavericks 2013-2014 Season Preview


Can a patchwork Dallas Mavericks team score enough points behind Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis to bounce back from a 41-41 season?

Houston Rockets 2013-2014 Season Preview


How will Houston Rockets superstars James Harden and Dwight Howard fit together with a talented lineup in a stacked Western Conference?

Indiana Pacers 2013-2014 Season Preview


How will Danny Granger reassert himself into an Indiana Pacers lineup that went deep into the playoffs and saw the emergence of Paul George last season?

Chicago Bulls 2013-2014 Season Preview


Derrick Rose returns to a Chicago Bulls lineup that again looks to feature one of the best defenses in the league.

Milwaukee Bucks 2013-2014 Season Preview


Will O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders lead the Milwaukee Bucks out of mediocrity after GM John Hammond canned the trigger-happy backcourt combination of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis?

Detroit Pistons 2013-2014 Season Preview


New Detroit Pistons Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith join Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond to help form a potent starting lineup. Can coach Maurice Cheeks maximize the talent of this roster while...

Cleveland Cavaliers 2013-2014 Season Preview


Can Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers manage to stay out of the infirmary long enough to chase down a spot in the playoffs?

Washington Wizards 2013-2014 Season Preview


John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards are talking playoffs in 2014, and they may be able to back up their claims.

Atlanta Hawks 2013-2014 Season Preview


Can Jeff Teague, Al Horford and new addition Paul Millsap guide the Atlanta Hawks out of the middle ranks of the Eastern Conference?

Miami Heat 2013-2014 Season Preview


The Miami Heat look to win their third straight title behind the trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Charlotte Bobcats 2013-2014 Season Preview


Is the addition of Al Jefferson enough to improve a Charlotte team that was among the worst in the NBA last season?

Orlando Magic 2013-2014 Season Preview


The youth movement is in full effect in Orlando, where GM Rob Hennigan has set up a young nucleus of Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris.

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