NBA gamers rejoice, because we're not that far away from adding NBA 2K15 to our collection and putting the Association's new lineups to use.
If you've listened to the soundtrack countless times and spent way too much of your day starting at virtual images and videos of Kevin Durant, this preview is for you. If you're eagerly awaiting the Oct. 7 release and continuing to add to the 500-plus hours you've logged on NBA 2K14, this is also for you.
Unfortunately, I haven't been given any insider access to the new edition of the world's top basketball game. This is all guesswork, based on changes to the rosters, expected stat boosts based on the 2013-14 proceedings and my experience spending way too much time with an Xbox controller in my hands.
Those 500-plus hours? Yep. Guilty.
Chances are, these rankings—which look at the entertainment value of playing with each team, not the sheer skill of each squad—will shift after new under-the-radar players emerge in 2K15. Consider this an early sneak peak at the teams you should get excited about playing with—and nervous about facing—in October.