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Julio Teheran

Column: Rebuild a daunting task for Braves, Lakers, others

Two years ago, the Atlanta Braves won 96 games and a division championship.

Now, they're barely recognizable.

Be wary when team officials, as they always do, talk hopefully of rebuilding a once-proud franchise.

How's that working out for Los Angeles Lakers? The Boston Celtics? The San Francisco 49ers?

We could go on and on about teams that went from champions to afterthoughts a lot quicker than it took them to find their way back to the top. Rebuilding a team takes patience, skill and usually a bit of good fortune (See: Stephen Curry).

For some, it can be a decades-long process.

After winning their first World Series title in 1985, the Kansas City...