Parity is going to rule the NBA in 2014-15.
That much is clear after the landscape-changing NBA draft on June 26. While the lottery teams largely made the right selections and added impact players at positions of need, the playoff-caliber squads improved as well, just with less-impactful selections. It's a process that helped balance the disparity between the top and the bottom of each conference.
For the most part, at least.
However, this isn't just about the draft.
There have already been a few trades made in the Association, despite the emphasis on youth that has marked the 2014 offseason, all of which changes things around. There's a lot of summer left, during which time marquee players will change teams and completely alter these win-loss projections, but let's capture an early snapshot, starting with the Eastern Conference.
Try not to be too offended. There are only so many wins to go around.