NBA: 5 Current Lottery Teams Ready to Break out in 2012-2013

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NBA: 5 Current Lottery Teams Ready to Break out in 2012-2013
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For many NBA teams, any aspirations of making the playoffs have already come to an end.

While precious games still remain in order to evaluate players and develop young talent, the NBA draft remains the crown jewel of those bottom-dwelling teams.

For some rebuilders, the road remains longer than for others.  Many teams like the Charlotte Bobcats likely face multiple years before establishing a contending roster.

Some teams, however, may not be as far away as we think.  These five teams may not be championship contenders, but a combination of draft picks, returning stars and salary shedding will help all to take a major step and break out in 2012-2013.

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