NBA intel: Embiid's contract, the Wiggins max and Mike Conley

Joel Embiid is top five in total minutes played. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Observe and evaluate: That's how each of the 30 NBA front offices have approached the first 20 games of the season.

These six weeks give each team a sample of what lineups have worked, plus a better visual on team needs to address on the trade front.

Like a front office, we take a look at five key developments -- including a Joel Embiid contract quirk, Andrew Wiggins' max deal and Mike Conley's resurgence.