The NBA is ready to slide into its long summer's nap as free agency winds down, and boy, did it earn it.
In the past month we've seen LeBron James and the Cavaliers storm back from being down 3-1 for the first time in Finals history to win the first Cleveland title in 52 years and ruin the Warriors' legendary 73-win season. We've seen several teams take significant reaches in the first round of the draft. We've seen a spending spree like never before as Mike Conley got the largest contract in NBA history, Timofey Mozgov received $64 million, and Evan Turner $70 million.
And we saw Kevin Durant join the Warriors.
Even with the impending shadow of doom that the Warriors' augmented firepower presents, summer is a time for optimism. If everything works out, nearly any team in the league can make the playoffs. Almost no teams can win the title realistically, but that doesn't mean they are unable to have good seasons. There's hope in the air, almost everyone's healthy, and everything is possible.
Except when it comes to most teams beating the Warriors. That, of course, is impossible.
On that sunny note, here are your offseason power rankings.