NBA tipoff: Questions all around

By Charley Rosen

Nary an NBA team has lost a ballgame in months, so optimism pervades the opening of every preseason training camp. Except, of course, in Minnesota.

The teams now have approximately five weeks to shape their rosters, develop strategies and discover unexpected strengths and weaknesses before the real fun begins.

Until then, every team in the league must confront, and try to answer, significant questions of various magnitudes.

ATLANTA: Can rookie coach Larry Drew convince, entice or compel