When it comes down to predicting what's going to happen in the NBA this season, all roads lead to one extremely dissatisfying answer: It depends. With so many indefinite injuries (Paul George, Klay Thompson) and so many superstars changing teams, there hasn't been a time in recent memory where the league has been in flux like this. It's exciting, but there are few answers.
So, we're doing the legwork for you. Here are our nine most outside-the-box projections for the new season, guesses that take maybe a single iota of truth and blowing that fragment out into a new ideology. Enjoy!