A little more than two months after last season ended, the NBA is set to tip off the 2020-21 campaign Tuesday night.
Can the Lakers repeat as champions, breaking a tie with the Celtics for the most titles in league history? How will the free agency shuffle affect the pecking order? How will teams navigate a shortened 72-game schedule?
From contenders with hopes of claiming the Larry O'Brien trophy to rebuilding squads hoping to show some progress and challenge for a postseason berth, each team has a variety of pressing issues to figure out with the season on tap.
Let's look ahead to the 2020-21 season by looking at the biggest questions facing each team. (Order of teams is the reverse order of the 2019-20 regular-season standings.)