2013-14 Team Previews
Previews of each NBA team before the start of the 2013-14 season.
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 season, considering their lack of depth?
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" Faried and the always-unpredictable JaVale McGee?
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 playoffs, or will they again come up short?
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 while the young players gain valuable experience.
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 abilities in order to improve on a 28-win season.
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 Bogut and still go deep in the playoffs?
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 interior scorers Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph?