October 1 is officially the final day of the NBA offseason with all training camps opening up by the 2nd.
In all it's a pretty meaningless date. There are going to be a few stories here and there about a position battle that make some sort of a difference, but all it really means is it's another day closer to the basketball season starting back up at the end of October.
Even still, a mentality comes along with the start of training camp that says basketball is back, kind of like when pitchers and catchers report to spring training for baseball teams. It's the first big landmark before the start of preseason games and ultimately, the season.
With that, it's our last chance to take inventory of the offseason and figure out how each team sizes up for the coming season.
To do that in the most efficient way possible, I'm combining two thoughts in one snazzy little article here people. I'll give out a grade to each team that evaluates how well they're set up for the season compared to how the season went for them in 2012, plus you get a classic power ranking, just sizing up each team in comparison to the rest to figure out the best.