Pacific Division


1. Los Angeles Clippers

They are the talk of the league after getting both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to come aboard.

2. Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis is now on board. Let’s see if that brings out the best in LeBron since LA hasn’t seen it yet.

3. Golden State Warriors

Not having Klay Thompson hurts them this year, but they should still make the playoffs regardless.

4. Sacramento Kings

Once again with a new coach on the bench what will their identity be with a young talented roster?

5. Phoenix Suns

The most dysfunctional team in the NBA not named the New York Knicks has another year of growing pains to deal with.

Head Coach: Doc Rivers

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Paul George (Oklahoma City), F Maurice Harkless (Portland), F Kawhi Leonard (Toronto), F Patrick Patterson (Oklahoma City)

Starting Lineup: G Patrick Beverley, G Paul George, F Kawhi Leonard, F Patrick Patterson, C Ivica Zubac

Head Coach: Frank Vogel (Orlando)

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: G Avery Bradley (Memphis), G Quinn Cook (Golden State), C DeMarcus Cousins (Golden State), G Troy Daniels (Phoenix), F Anthony Davis (New Orleans), F Jared Dudley (Brooklyn), G Danny Green (Toronto), C Dwight Howard (Washington)

Starting Lineup: G Rajon Rondo, G Danny Green, F Kyle Kuzma, F LeBron James, C Anthony Davis

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Key Position: Forwards

Key Rookies: F Eric Paschall

Key Acquisitions: C Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento), F Marquese Chriss (Cleveland), G D’Angelo Russell (Brooklyn), F Glenn Robinson III (Detroit)

Starting Lineup: G Stephen Curry, G D’Angelo Russell, F Draymond Green, F Kevon Looney, C Willie Cauley-Stein

Head Coach: Luke Walton (LA Lakers)

Key Position: Everything

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Trevor Ariza (Washington), G Cory Joseph (Indiana), C Dewayne Dedmon (Atlanta)

Starting Lineup: G De’Aaron Fox, G Buddy Hield, F Harrison Barnes, F Marvin Bagley III, C Dewayne Dedmon

Head Coach: Monty Williams (Philadelphia)

Key Position: Everything

Key Rookies: F Cameron Johnson

Key Acquisitions: C Aron Baynes (Boston), C Frank Kaminsky (Charlotte), G Ricky Rubio (Utah), F Dario Saric (Minnesota)

Starting Lineup: G Ricky Rubio, G Devin Booker, F Kelly Oubre Jr., F Dario Saric, C Deandre Ayton

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