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NBA Teams Poised to Make the Biggest Leap During 2014-15 Season
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In the midst of an exciting summer, a handful of teams are poised to break out during the 2014-15 NBA season. 

While a number of clubs improved in the offseason, these six helped their cause the most by improving their roster through a combination of free-agent and trade moves. The health of these teams will also be critical in determining their true ceilings.

Some will emerge from the basement and return to the NBA spotlight, while others are playoff teams that have positioned themselves as potential contenders. 

The beauty of the draft and free agency is that it can turn a franchise's fortunes around in an instant. If you hit on the right rookie or sign a capable veteran, you can go from chasing pingpong balls to NBA championships in no time. 

We will take a look at what makes the following six teams so special and how far they've come since the end of last season.

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