Kings Sacramento has a young core of DeMarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and Jimmer Fredette--but no vets to set an example.
Five New Coaches, Five Challenges
Warriors Mark Jackson has the talent to challenge for the playoffs in his first season as a coach at any level.
Pistons Lawrence Frank will teach young Pistons to focus on details, which they sorely need to do.
Raptors Dwane Casey needs time to toughen Toronto's defense.
Bobcats The first full year with depleted Charlotte will be a long one for Paul Silas.
Rockets Former teammates believe Kevin McHale will excel in his new setting, but a thin roster means it could take time.
Five Teams Destined for The Lottery
Suns A shallow front line will keep Steve Nash and Grant Hill out of the playoffs.
Nets Everything would change with a trade for Howard or another star to play alongside Deron Williams.