Goran Dragic enjoyed an incredible 2013-14 season, breaking out while running the point for the Phoenix Suns and becoming one of the most enjoyable players to watch on any of the Association's 30 rosters. Ty Lawson was just one of many players who couldn't prevent him from turning the corner, as he's doing up above.
But how many franchises are going to be turning a corner during the 2014-15 campaign?
Plenty of teams are rebuilding, but that's often a slow process. Only a select few have the ability to get around that corner (or over the hump, if you prefer that metaphor) by accelerating the rebuild this offseason, making significant moves that lead to immediately increased levels of competition.
For the sake of this article, only teams that finished out of the playoffs last year will be featured here. Playoff teams may still be rebuilding, but they're not in the same type of dire straits as many lottery-bound squads.
So, who has cap space? Who can make trades? Who seems most motivated to get that rebuild speeding along as quickly as possible?