With NBA free agency and the draft in the books, league rosters are starting to shape up to what fans will see on the court in October. With only three new playoff teams in 2012, “The Playoff Leap” only occurs for a select few.
Making a big leap, though, isn’t merely conducive to a playoff berth. Telling signs of a step in the right direction, such as a double-digit increase in wins, may be a huge jump for some NBA franchises.
So when taking a look through this select list of teams, some expectations must be tempered. If you’re a Bobcats fan, don’t think that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is the missing piece; there are many missing pieces to that roster.
Enough with the instruction. Five NBA teams are in position to make a huge jump next season; click ahead to see which are in position.