Pacific Division

1. Golden State Warriors

Until they are dethroned, they are still the favorites to win again.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

The best player in the league has decided to take his talents out west.

3. Los Angeles Clippers

They’ve rebuilt this roster into a very cohesive and complimentary team.

4. Sacramento Kings

There’s plenty of talent, but what is the direction of this franchise?

5. Phoenix Suns

This will be a crucial year for this team that has a good core to build around.

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: C DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans), F Jonas Jerebko (Utah)

Starting Lineup: G Stephen Curry, G Klay Thompson, F Kevin Durant, F Draymond Green, C Damian Jones

Head Coach: Luke Walton

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: F Moritz Wagner

Key Acquisitions: G Rajon Rondo (New Orleans), F LeBron James (Cleveland), G Lance Stephenson (Indiana), C JaVale McGee (Golden State)

Starting Lineup: G Rajon Rondo, G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, F Brandon Ingram, F LeBron James, C JaVale McGee

Head Coach: Doc Rivers

Key Position: Forward

Key Rookies: G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Key Acquisitions: C Marcin Gortat (Washington), F Luc Mbah a Moute (Houston)

Starting Lineup: G Patrick Beverley, G Avery Bradley, F Danilo Gallinari, F Tobias Harris, C Marcin Gortat

Head Coach: Dave Joerger

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: F Marvin Bagley

Key Acquisitions: F Nemanja Bjelica (Minnesota), G Iman Shumpert (Cleveland), G Yogi Ferrell (Dallas)

Starting Lineup: G De’Aaron Fox, G Iman Shumpert, F Buddy Hield, F Nemanja Bjelica, C Willie Cauley-Stein

Head Coach: Igor Kokoskov (Utah)

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: C Deandre Ayton, G Mikal Bridges

Key Acquisitions: F Ryan Anderson (Houston), F Trevor Ariza (Houston)

Starting Lineup: G Isaiah Canaan, G Devin Booker, F Trevor Ariza, F Ryan Anderson, C Deandre Ayton

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