Feel the power, everyone! FEEL THE POWER! THE 2013-14 NBA SEASON IS (ALMOST) HERE!
With all that power flowing through the autumn air, how could anyone resist putting together pre-regular-season power rankings?
Lining up the league end-to-end in late October may seem premature, but the preseason (which is way too long, by the way) has granted us more than a glimpse of what everyone has to offer.
And, really, if you've followed the goings-on of The Association since the end of last season, you'd have to have some idea as to who's better, who's best and who's not even close.
So, whether you've been tracking every transaction like an amateur GM or are just tuning into the hoops scene after a summer focused on baseball and vacation time, read on to find out how all 30 squads stack up on the eve of what should be the most exciting campaign in recent memory.
(Note: These rankings are based on how yours truly thinks each team will fare based on the current condition of its players. Hence, teams coping with significant injuries at the outset will likely see the impact of their absences reflected in the rankings.)