Future Power Rankings: Teams 1-5

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

Originally Published: December 16, 2010
By Chad Ford and John Hollinger |
NBA Future Power IllustrationMiami won't be cooling off any time soon, but they be feeling the heat from a few up-and-comers.

Note: This is a new, updated version of ESPN's Future Power Rankings of NBA teams. The previous edition ran in early August; the third edition ran on March 2, 2010; the second edition launched on Dec. 15, 2009; and the first edition kicked things off on Nov. 10, 2009.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider