With the NBA offseason coming to an end and the 2013-14 campaign drawing ever closer, it's time to start taking stock of all 30 teams to see where they fall heading into training camp.
It has been an interesting summer to say the least, with countless ballclubs undergoing vast transformations. Whether it's proud franchises falling from grace or young, upstart teams gearing up for a playoff run, a lot of changes have been occurring.
That's what makes this league so great, though. Even though the Miami Heat have won back-to-back championships, it feels like parity is starting to take shape and that now, there are more teams than usual that have a shot at a title.
So, which squads are trending up? Which ones are trending down? Which ones are merely staying the course and holding steady?