2012-13 NBA season previews: All 30 teams

EASTERN CONFERENCE


Atlantic Division


Boston Celtics: Celtics’ fun may not be done


Brooklyn Nets:  Clearly, Nets on move


New York Knicks: Same Knicks need new results


Philadelphia 76ers: Bynum anchor Sixers need


Toronto Raptors: Rut is problem with Raptors





Central Divison


Chicago Bulls: For Bulls, nothing rosy minus star


Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs hope to make thunder


Detroit Pistons: Pistons must await high gear


Indiana Pacers: Rising Pacers look for more


Milwaukee Bucks: Bucks have beefed up





Southeast Division


Atlanta Hawks: New beginning for Hawks


Charlotte Bobcats: Reborn ‘Cats have some purr


Miami Heat: Heat favored, but know repeat won’t come easy


Orlando Magic: Dwightmare ends; Magic now ache


Washington Wizards: Wizards get progress right





WESTERN CONFERENCE


Northwest Division


Denver Nuggets: Nuggets prepped for run


Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves ascent continues


Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder face uphill battle


Portland Trail Blazers: Lillard recharges Blazers


Utah Jazz: Jazz set for (modest) upturn?





Pacific Division


Golden State Warriors: Aw, shoot. Warriors seem armed


LA Clippers: Clippers look to become real-time contenders


LA Lakers: New-look Lakers eye postseason push


Phoenix Suns: Suns can also rise after Nash


Sacramento Kings: Sense of team eludes Kings





Southwest Division


Dallas Mavericks:  Mavs as weighty as ever


Houston Rockets: With Harden, Rockets reborn


Memphis Grizzlies: Grizzlies give it another go


New Orleans Hornets: Hope for Hornets? Why not?


San Antonio Spurs: Depth the key for even-older Spurs