The Heat roll in as the odds-on favorites to repeat as champions. The other 29 teams have jostled over the offseason, prepping their rosters and fortifying the ship, in hopes of taking down LeBron James and Co.
Several teams have propelled themselves up the power rankings due to offseason additions. While some of these record projections are reactionary, in the sense that none of us have seen how some of these teams are actually going to gel, it is possible to gain some type of preseason perspective on how things may shake out come June.
That said, let's look at my first issue of power rankings of the season as we all head into training camp amped for the first full season since the lockout.