While we won't see any meaningful snaps for a few more weeks, it's a good time to assess where things stand around the league.
The NBA Awards recognizes those stars, and here's who we think will be accepting some hardware in 2018.
The term "star" has become hard to define due to the sheer volume of great players. This makes compiling a power ranking next to impossible, but we're going to give it a shot.
High-flying senior forward Zion Williamson of SC Supreme and junior prodigy LaMelo Ball of Big Baller Brand went head-to-head in what might be their only matchup before both players make it to the NBA.
Training camps get underway this week, which means Hard Knocks and even harder knocks are just around the corner.