NBA Sleeper Teams to Watch Out for in 2012-13

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NBA Sleeper Teams to Watch Out for in 2012-13
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As NBA stars continue to align as though commissioner David Stern were beckoning Captain Planet, basketball's greatest stage continues to shift toward becoming the world's most exclusive club.

The league's disparity hasn't quite yet inspired an "Occupy NBA" movement, but it's clearly become a league of a few teams that have "it" and a lot teams still searching for "it."

At the same time, it would be incorrect to say that there is no upward mobility for the lesser franchises. Just last season, the playoffs included two teams that missed the not-so-exclusive dance (16 of the league's 30 franchises qualify for the playoffs) the previous year.

Here's a look at three clubs that, via this summer's draft and free-agency activity, are positioned to add their names to the 2012-13 playoff guest list.

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