NBA Teams Facing Franchise-Defining Offseason

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NBA Teams Facing Franchise-Defining Offseason
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Aside from the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, the offseason is already underway for the bulk of NBA teams. And for some squads, this particular summer will affect an entire franchise's direction for the foreseeable future. 

Big-name superstars are either on the trading block or could change locations in free agency, while other teams are facing a franchise makeover unlike ever before. For various reasons, this offseason is shaping up to be as polarizing as any since The Decision four years ago. 

Speaking of that 2010 spectacle, LeBron James and his Big Three cohorts could all opt for free agency as soon as July 1. However, those decisions likely won't be made until after the Miami Heat's fourth consecutive Finals run comes to an end.

The star power of Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony will surely dominate the headlines this summer, and the Donald Sterling drama will certainly play a part as well. Ahead, we break down the teams whose 2014 summer months will directly impact the years ahead.

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