The NBA is a league of change. However, that change does not come easy.
Only two teams broke into the 2011-12 postseason who were not also participants in the 2010-11 tournament. The entire Eastern Conference playoff picture, disregarding seeding, was identical to that of a year before.
Offseason moves and changes in philosophy are the major contributors to a team's improvement. They are the reason that the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz were able to break into the postseason party this past spring in the West. They will also be the reasons why a few new teams will find themselves playing after the regular season in 2012-13.
An exciting offseason has come to a close. It is now time to rate everyone's summer moves to see where their stock is and what they will be improving upon in hopes of either returning to the postseason or breaking through their previous barriers.