The 2012-13 NBA season is less than a month away, slated to begin on October 30. Some NBA teams are all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason via their talent level, while other squads look to rebuild. By that same token, a few NBA teams will be feared for their devastatingly high threat level.
The following NBA power rankings will be guided by the teams’ performance last season, whether they added or subtracted key pieces and how healthy the team will be to start (and perhaps finish) the season.
All 30 NBA teams will be identified using a color-coded threat level advisory similar to the Homeland Security Advisory System used by the United States government. Red will define the most threatening teams in the NBA for 2012-13, followed by orange, yellow, blue and green as the least feared.
(Note: Using the Homeland Security Advisory System is not trying to make light of a very serious topic. It's simply a way to provide an interactive ranking system for readers that many are familiar with.)