You can count on a big leap in point-guard leadership from last season's top rookie.
SIXTH MAN: Manu Ginóbili, Spurs
Recovered from two years of injuries, he'll fend off incumbent Jason Terry of Dallas to regain his status as the league's best bench player.
EXECUTIVE: Ernie Grunfeld, Wizards
He'll be recognized for rejecting a fire-sale mentality after last year's losing season and instead bringing in Saunders and guards Mike Miller and Randy Foye to complement the stars on Washington's roster.
F LEBRON JAMES, Cavaliers
F KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics
C DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic