Don't finalize those 2013-14 power rankings just yet. That would be just plain disrespectful to the handful of remaining free agents who can still make a difference for NBA teams seeking just that.
Sure, there's the distinct feeling these free agents are sort of like the kids left standing there after all the teams got picked in grade school. But that's not entirely fair. Some of these free agents have good reasons for waiting. Greg Oden, for example, has used this summer to meet with teams and demonstrate his readiness to return.
That kind of patience could pay off big if those teams like what they see.
Front offices and coaching staffs will also spend the next few weeks assessing just what they have on their rosters already, using fallout from Summer League and upcoming training camps to get a feel for personnel. From there, needs for specialists like Ronnie Brewer or depth like Ivan Johnson become more clear.
An injury or two could impact the market as well, suddenly creating a new need for services.
Sit tight. This ain't over yet.