The wait is almost over.
As the NBA's finest prepare to enter training camp, the reality of how each team's offseason will impact its immediate future is officially beginning to set in.
This year there is no lockout to fall back on; the Association's franchises had ample time to improve their rosters this offseason and will now have the luxury of training camps to put together the pieces to their current puzzle.
But which teams, even before meaningful action, are already intimidating, on their way toward league-wide dominance? Which organizations are a heartbeat—or rather training camp—away from nearing the completion of their puzzle? And which teams are a blank canvas, essentially gearing themselves up for a season laden with disappointment?
The wait is, in fact, almost over, yet there's no need to wait any longer to see where each NBA team currently stands.