NBA Power Rankings: Post-2013 Draft Edition

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NBA Power Rankings: Post-2013 Draft Edition
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Another year, another whirlwind of an NBA draft.

Except the 2013 edition seemed zanier than usual, didn't it? And not just because it was David Stern's last at the podium before he retires.

The lack of elite talent and the relative parity between prospects rendered the picks practically interchangeable, which set the stage for all manner of surprising selections and brain-twisting trades.

Some of which will surely shake up the basketball landscape in 2013-14. The favorites to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy, though, haven't changed much (if at all) since the Miami Heat emerged victorious from their seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs. 

The real intrigue rests with those squads, like the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers, who've engaged in full-on fire sales—presumably in pursuit of improved odds in next year's Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes—and those, like the Brooklyn Nets and the New Orleans Hornets, who stand to benefit most from those rebuilds in the immediate future.

The league's hierarchy is still ripe for reshuffling with free agency upcoming. But before we delve into the hoops hot stove, let's have a look at the big picture in the Association as June comes to a close.

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