7 Contenders That Will Be Afterthoughts Within 3 Years

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7 Contenders That Will Be Afterthoughts Within 3 Years
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There's no way the Heat could dip into obscurity, right? Wrong.

Becoming a NBA contender is no easy feat.

Some teams choose to reach that plateau by building up through the draft. Others opt to stack up the roster through free agency and via trades. Regardless of the method, it takes consistency to compete year in and year out.

Without it, you’ve got yourself a one-way ticket to obscurity.

For these seven current contenders, the future doesn’t look too bright.

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