Dwight Howard's playing basketball, people are talking about the Spurs being old again, and Celtics fans are getting excited about one of the biggest draft busts of all time.
Yep, it sounds like it's just about time for the NBA to tip off.
In order to get a handle on the crazy goings-on of the past three weeks or so, there's nothing better than an old-fashioned power ranking to really figure out who is improving and who is looking a bit bleaker than before thanks to the past three weeks of preseason basketball.
It's been almost a month since I threw together a power ranking complete with offseason grades for each team, so it seems only logical to see which teams have done the best for the optimism (or lack thereof) surrounding their team after the majority of the preseason has gone by.
A broken hand, a knee surgery, an impressive run from a few backups and some outside concerns have moved things around. And while there's probably no surprise at the team perched at the top of the list, there are definitely a few surprises scattered throughout.