UPDATE, 6:37 p.m. EST: Instead of 10 themes, since I even had trouble thinking of 10 good ones in my own head, just list any number of key themes that comes to mind. My idea was to use this post and my own thoughts to come up with a master list and countdown the themes with 10 blog posts over the next month and a half. -PM
We haven't done one of these in a while, and with the dog days of August well upon us, this seems like a good time to revive this running feature.
We're probably not close enough to next season for predictions and we haven't even finished last year's player evaluations, but it's about time to at least start thinking about next year. Even if it's two and a half months away.
With that in mind, here's the exercise:
What are the top 10 factors that will determine the team's success next season? Call them "keys to success," "barometers," "questions" or whatever you want, but that's what I'm trying to get at.
There are no guidelines, other than to try to not overlap themes in your list. For example, unless you think there's a very compelling reason to separate the two, how Gilbert Arenas meshes with Caron Butler specifically should be viewed as a subsection to the greater question of how Arenas meshes with the entire team.