Not the Lakers, according to a bunch of players, coaches and executives HoopsHype polled.
A look back at their season predictions from the last 11 years.
No surprise here, but great preseason play doesn't equal regular season success.
Almost one in four players selected in the first round of the draft had their rookie contract options declined in the last decade. Here's the infamous list.
Eight second-round picks out of college will start their pro careers overseas – which is becoming more and more common.
HoopsHype polled Eurobasket players on the best Euro ballers ever. The results will surprise you.
Up to 66 U.S.-born players compete this summer for 37 different National Teams.
Short answer: The Spaniards, French and South Americans. And nobody beats Luis Scola.
This season we'll see way more rookie head coaches than usual in the NBA, which probably has a lot to do with the many changes in front offices across the league.
More than 75 percent of the first-round picks finished their rookie contracts with no extensions in the last decade.
Not to spoil the party, but it's rarely via free agency.
Tunisian center Salah Mejri has risen from obscurity to NBA hopeful in a very short period of time.
Although struggling right now, Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore remains a viable No. 1 choice in this year's draft.
Key members of the Clippers believe the team already has everything it needs for a good shot at the championship.