The NBA's doors are about to reopen, meaning the fruits of each team's offseason labors will finally be put to the test.
Every summer, the Association is consumed by capriciousness, and this one proved to be no different.
From the Miami Heat's defiance of salary-cap restrictions, to the Los Angeles Lakers' deftly executed coup, to the New York Knicks' quest to house the elderly—this offseason was shrouded in unpredictability.
But is that necessarily good news for every team? Were the Cleveland Cavaliers wise to remain almost idle? Have the Orlando Magic adequately begun life without Dwight Howard? Are the Minnesota Timberwolves stacked enough to clinch a playoff berth?
Before we can fully move on and embrace the rise of the 2012-13 campaign, we must first address, acknowledge and come to accept how teams have currently situated themselves.
Whether it be for better or worse.