So many things we deal with involve stages or phases. It may be a project at work that requires several things to take place in a certain manner before it can be completed.
Our very lives themselves are at various different stages. Some of you reading this are young adults, some are middle age, others are senior citizens, etc.
The same applies for the NBA teams we follow. Some are engulfed in rebuilding, some are reloading, others are primed and ready to win now.
They are all at different stages of their existence as a franchise.
Let's look at five teams who have put themselves in position to win it all this season.