[Commmandeering the original diary. You can read it under the 'read more' if you're interested.]
The big news is that the annual circus trip avoids Texas: Phoenix, Clippers, Lakers, Denver, New York, Toronto.
(my Dad pointed out - yes we talked on the phone about the schedule right away, so Bill Simmons of me - how odd it is that they didn't split up the games in L.A. over two different trips.)
Anyway I'm sure you're making your game-by-game predictions even though there's months to go before training camp, so I'll do the same: 82-0 and #1 seed.
The schedule will be announced later today but you can see it here: http://www.nba.com/schedules/2007_2008_game_schedule/October.html
Start on the road against Kidd then open at home against the 76ers. Looking forward to seeing some exicting matchups at the UC this year. I notice many of them are on Thursdays on national tv.