Members of the 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers —  Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), coach Paul Westhead, Jamaal Wilkes  (52), Magic Johnson (32), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), and Michael Cooper  (21) — sit in classroom for a SI photo shoot. The Lakers went onto win the title nine months later. Will they have the same success this season? (Lane Stewart/SI)
THOMSEN: The free agent frenzy will soon begin. Here’s all you need to knowMANNIX: The top 20 free agents of 2011 | Complete list of free agentsAMICK: Four teams express interest in David West | Celtics eye Chris Paul

Members of the 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers — Norm Nixon (10), Mitch Kupchak (41), coach Paul Westhead, Jamaal Wilkes (52), Magic Johnson (32), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33), and Michael Cooper (21) — sit in classroom for a SI photo shoot. The Lakers went onto win the title nine months later. Will they have the same success this season? (Lane Stewart/SI)

THOMSEN: The free agent frenzy will soon begin. Here’s all you need to know
MANNIX: The top 20 free agents of 2011 | Complete list of free agents
AMICK: Four teams express interest in David West | Celtics eye Chris Paul