1. Chris Paul
No team faces more pressure this season than the Clippers. If they can't put together a deep postseason run, Paul is sure to bolt for greener pastures. A devastatingly efficient table-setter, Paul has led the league in steals five of the last seven seasons. The 6-foot guard declined a three-year, $60 million offer from the Clippers earlier this year, and while Los Angeles probably won't deal him during the season, this situation has the makings of the next Decision.