10 Steps to Turning a Rotten NBA Franchise into a Winner

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10 Steps to Turning a Rotten NBA Franchise into a Winner
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So you want to build a team that can contend for the NBA title, do you?

Maybe you're like the Atlanta Hawks, a squad whose ceiling extended to the second round of the playoffs and that, thus, needed to be scrapped. Maybe you're like the New Orleans Hornets or the Orlando Magic, who are looking to rebuild in the wake of losing wantaway superstars (i.e. Chris Paul and Dwight Howard).

Or, maybe you're more like the Charlotte Bobcats or the Sacramento Kings, two franchises seemingly stuck in a cycle of mediocrity.

Wherever your franchise may be in the grand scheme of those currently outside of the championship conversation, here are 10 not-so-easy (and rather time-consuming) steps for constructing a roster capable of lifting the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Note: The order of these steps is anything but set in stone.

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