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Boston Celtics
Training camp site: Newport, R.I.
Training camp starting date: Sept. 28
Team page | Depth chart
Key additions
• C Shaquille O’Neal
• C Jermaine O’Neal
• SG Von Wafer
• SG Delonte West
Key subtractions
• SG Tony Allen
• PF Shelden Williams
Probable starters entering camp:
• C Jermaine O'Neal
• PF Kevin Garnett
• SF Paul Pierce
• SG Ray Allen
• PG Rajon Rondo

Player to Watch: Kevin Garnett. Getting the Big Ticket back to health is of no small importance for the defending Eastern Conference champs. During the Celtics’ surprising run to the NBA Finals, KG finally started to move around better and was able to log substantial minutes without any obvious consequences. Will Garnett ever get back the explosiveness that he possessed before his knees started breaking down? No way. But if he can lose the limp and get some of his lateral mobility back – which he showed glimpses of during the Finals – his impact on the Celtics’ success cannot be overstated.

Camp Battles: Boston has plenty of frontcourt depth. What Rivers will be looking to establish in camp at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., is a dependable backcourt rotation. Tony Allen, who became a defensive stopper of sorts during the playoffs, is a big loss. Rivers will be counting on Daniels, Robinson, West and perhaps someone who isn’t on the roster yet to give him quality minutes behind Rondo and Ray Allen.

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-- By Ken Berger, CBSSports.com Senior Writer

 
New Jersey Nets
Training camp site: Newark, N.J.
Training camp starting date: Sept. 28
Team page | Depth chart
Key additions
• SF Travis Outlaw
• PF Troy Murphy
• PF Derrick Favors
• PG Jordan Farmar
• SG Anthony Morrow
Key subtractions
• PF Yi Jianlian
• SG Courtney Lee
• SG Chris Douglas-Roberts
Probable starters entering camp:
• C Brook Lopez
• PF Troy Murphy
• SF Travis Outlaw
• SG Terrence Williams
• PG Devin Harris

Brook Lopez (Getty Images)
Player to Watch: Derrick Favors. The young big man is as physically gifted as any player that's come into the league we've seen. He's been compared to Dwight Howard when Howard entered the league as a rookie, and the comparison is fairly accurate. Favors is built like a rock, has insane athletic ability and his job will be to develop some semblance of a post game or potentially some pick-and-roll ability.

Camp Battles: Can Anthony Morrow push Terrence Williams for the starting 2-guard spot? To answer my own question because that's why I asked it, yes, he can. Morrow is a great shooter, while Williams is more of a slasher. But depending on how Harris plays this season with Williams, Morrow could be a better fit.

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-- By Royce Young, CBSSports.com Facts & Rumors

 
New York Knicks
Training camp site: Greenburgh, N.Y.
Training camp starting date: Sept. 25
Team page | Depth chart
Key additions
• PF Amar'e Stoudemire
• PG Raymond Felton
• PF Anthony Randolph
• SF Kelenna Azubuike
• C Ronny Turiaf
• SG Roger Mason Jr.
• SF Landry Fields
Key subtractions
• C David Lee
Probable starters entering camp:
• C Ronny Turiaf
• PF Amar'e Stoudemire
• SF Danilo Gallinari
• SG Wilson Chandler
• PG Raymond Felton

David Lee (Getty Images)
Player to Watch: Eddy Curry. Once again, all eyes are on the Knicks’ troubled center, who was on the verge of being an All-Star a few short years ago and now is hanging onto his career by a thread. Curry hasn’t made it through the first day of training camp for the past two years, so progress will be measured in baby steps. The best thing that could happen for all concerned is that Curry somehow stays healthy, keeps his weight in check, and shows enough in preseason to coax someone into taking on his $11.3 million expiring contract in a scenario that makes the Knicks better. For now, making it through a practice will do.

Camp Battles: Aside from Curry-Mozgov, D’Antoni has a pretty good idea of what the rotation will be. Mason, Bill Walker, Randolph and Turiaf give D’Antoni the most bench flexibility that he’s had since he came to New York. Fields, a sleeper in the draft who impressed with his length, athleticism and intelligent play during Summer League and in offseason workouts, figures to be a regular part of the rotation.

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-- By Ken Berger, CBSSports.com Senior Writer

 
Philadelphia 76ers
Training camp site: Philadelphia
Training camp starting date: Sept. 28
Team page | Depth chart
Key additions
• SG Evan Turner
• C Spencer Hawes
• SF Andres Nocioni
Key subtractions
• C Samuel Dalembert
• SG Willie Green
• SF Rodney Carney
Probable starters entering camp:
• C Marreese Speights
• PF Elton Brand
• SF Andre Iguodala
• SG Evan Turner
• PG Jrue Holiday

Player to Watch: Andre Iguodala. After a strong performance in Turkey where Iguodala was called upon to simply play a role, many are riding high on Iggy heading into this season. But it's about mindset. Playing as a third or even fourth option and primarily as a hard-nosed defender, Iguodala looked like one of the premier perimeter defenders in the league. But when he returns to Philly as the leading man on a mediocre to bad club, how does he respond? Will he stay committed to fitting in or will he try and assume the job of dominating the ball for the Sixers?

Camp Battles: Any question as to who is starting at shooting guard was solved with last week's trade of Willie Green. The 76ers are going young and will start Turner there. Lou Williams could potentially push for Holiday's starting point guard spot, though again, it appears the Sixers are going all-in with the youth movement. At center, Marreese Speights will likely start over offseason acquisition Spencer Hawes, but it'll be a competition throughout camp.

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-- By Royce Young, CBSSports.com Facts & Rumors

 
Toronto Raptors
Training camp site: Toronto, Ontario
Training camp starting date: Sept. 28
Team page | Depth chart
Key additions
• SG Leandro Barbosa
• SG Linas Kleiza
• SF Julian Wright
Key subtractions
• PF Chris Bosh
• SF Hedo Turkoglu
• SF Antoine Wright
Probable starters entering camp:
• C Andrea Bargnani
• PF Amir Johnson
• SF Linas Kleiza
• SG DeMar DeRozan
• PG Jarret Jack

DeMar DeRozan (Getty Images)
Player to Watch: DeMar DeRozan. Andrea Bargnani will be under the most pressure, but DeRozan has the highest ceiling to improve. DeRozan flashed great athleticism last season and showed off an improved finesse game at summer league. He'll need to capitalize on his entire game in camp if he wants to set the tone of himself as the future for the franchise and give them something to build on.

Camp Battles: Jarret Jack and Jose Calderon may get in a knife fight. Linas Kleiza and Amir Johnson probably will get into a knife fight.

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-- By Matt Moore, CBSSports.com Facts & Rumors

 
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