Every team in the NBA is undefeated right now, and they'll continue to boast perfect records while figuring out the little things during training camp. But once the 2013-14 campaign begins, it all changes.
The cream will rise to the top, as the saying goes.
While we know who the cream was last year, there have been some changes over the offseason. Rookies have joined various squads, ready to make sizable impacts in some cases. Stars like Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala have changed teams.
You get the picture. But the playoff picture is still a little bit shaky.
Well, let me make it more clear for you.
Starting with the Eastern Conference, I'll run through the teams from No. 15 through No. 1, then move on to the same process with the Western Conference. On each slide, you'll see the projected record, projected active roster (13 players, with asterisks designating injuries that could impact the start of the season) and a brief description.
And don't worry, I have a crystal ball so you don't have to doubt the accuracy.