Can you hear that? It's the sound of the NBA's moratorium period lifting, free agents signing contracts and teams pulling the trigger on rumored trades.
We are months away from opening day, yet the fate of next season continues to be played out away from the court and in the boardroom—this time not in the form of lockout negotiations.
Though the offseason has been kind to a heap of organizations, it has been absolutely brutal to a handful of others.
Which franchises have the upper hand as we look ahead toward the 2012-13 campaign, though?
Let's leave it to a freshly baked batch of NBA power rankings to sort that out.
*Note that offseason transactions will refer to player movement and signings, not NBA draft selections.