As the weeks roll on and fewer and fewer college football teams boast a goose egg in the "L" column, the start of the NBA season draws nearer and nearer. It's less than a month before teams report to training camp, and from that point it's less than a month until the season starts.
This being a full year, there are a lot more intricate points to look at, now that teams aren't going to have to deal with running their players ragged on a long stretch of games or playing in different cities on back-to-back nights more often than ever before.
Instead, we've got to take into account teams who had major improvements last season possibly doing even better with a full training camp under their belts and teams who started to fall out of the picture possibly popping back in with more stability to the league.
With the NHL entering yet another lockout, it's time to rejoice that the NBA is plowing on strong and getting ready to start what should be one of the most successful seasons in league history. In anticipation, it seems like a good time to look at the best- and worst-case scenario for each team out there.