Future Power Rankings: Teams 1 to 5

How will your favorite team fare in future seasons? Our experts take a close look

Originally Published: December 15, 2009
By Chad Ford and John Hollinger |
Future Power IllustrationThe rookie class is making quite the impression, giving many teams brighter futures in the big picture.

Note: This is a new, updated version of the ESPN's Future Power Rankings of NBA teams. The original edition launched on November 10.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider