The NBA's Teams of Tomorrow

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The NBA's Teams of Tomorrow
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For teams struggling to win games during the 2013-14 season, there's one beautiful thing about the way the NBA works. 

Tomorrow is another day. 

Scarlett O'Hara would be proud of these five teams, because they're all focused on tomorrow (in a metaphorical sense), and they're going about the rebuilding process in the right way. Not all bottom-feeders can turn things around in just one or two seasons, but this handful of squads in the Association is poised to do exactly that. 

Players on the roster right now look like future studs. Draft picks flow through the ledgers with relative abundance. There's cap space to add another prominent piece to the rotation. 

The future looks bright, even if the present is dark and full of terrors. 

In order to qualify for this article, though, the team must currently sit below .500. Sorry to the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors, both of whom have brighter futures than their current states, but they've won too many games to gain eligibility. 

I'm sure they don't mind much. 


Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current as of Jan. 25 and come from Basketball-Reference

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