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The 8 Most Underrated NBA Teams Heading into the 2012-13 Season

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The 8 Most Underrated NBA Teams Heading into the 2012-13 Season
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Underrated teams never get the appreciation they deserve in the NBA, and there are eight teams this season that fit that same description.

There are several factors that come into play when analysts and fans fail to give teams the appreciation they deserve.

Sometimes teams that lack big-name star power get overlooked. That being said, just because a team doesn't have a superstar does not mean it is not talented.

Teams that don't possess strong veteran leadership are also often brushed aside. Analysts and fans don't always have faith in young players, no matter how talented they may be.

Some teams just simply fly under the radar. For whatever reason, the things that that team is doing don't attract the attention of the media or the rest of the league.

Underrated teams are often the ones that surprise us as the season goes on, and there are eight teams that I fully expect to bear that title this season.

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