Burning questions: Southwest

Addressing issues in a division with two title contenders

Updated: August 22, 2013, 1:42 PM ET
By Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider

Monta Ellis and Dwight HowardGetty ImagesWhat impact will Monta Ellis and Dwight Howard have on their respective Texas teams?

The start of training camp is only six weeks away, with many players returning to their team practice facilities the week after Labor Day to participate in "informals" (small group workouts and glorified pickup runs). Most teams have a clear idea of who their personnel will be, and expectations have been set internally, but there's always a level of uncertainty entering camp, burning questions that each team must ask of itself, the answers to which usually hold a key indicator to the level of success that will be achieved this season.


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