The arrival of a new NBA season feels like being trapped in a time-warp. While it’s been only two months since the Lakers captured the championship inside the bubble, the teams that didn’t qualify for the league’s restart haven’t played since March. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about the start of a new season, the SB Nation NBA communities are here to help. Our experts told us about their teams ahead of the new season with rankings based off votes from SB Nation Reacts. This is what you need to know about the NBA’s return.

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