10/03/2013 08:16 am ET

The NBA's All-Intriguing Team


Oh, baby! The 2013-14 NBA season is nearly here! The optimism of 30 separate media days is wafting into the air like that time New York City smelled like maple syrup. Every player has either lost or gained 15 pounds — whichever works best — and the league's most injury-prone players are all feeling great, thanks for asking! No one is tanking, or "skipping steps," or neglecting their franchise "culture."

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