With the NBA draft commencing next week, fanbases from all around the league will wait in anticipation as their favorite teams start the next season by selecting their newest player.
The draft will be interesting as lesser teams add potential superstars while the better teams improve their depth with upside picks.
Some teams desperately need a good draft while others could care less who they draft.
As the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs have shown, building through the draft is among the most successful ways to build your team. A successful draft can fundamentally alter the direction of your franchise. If you strike gold with someone like a LeBron James or Kevin Durant, then you're set for years. The draft could also send your franchise back several years if you select a Kwame Brown or Adam Morrison.
It's not an exact science, and it never will be. However, one thing is clear: Some teams will need a good draft if they are to reach their goals for next season. Here are five of these teams.