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.
1. Denver Nuggets
They boast the same team with a couple additions that should contribute immediately.
2. Portland Trail Blazers
They aren’t playing around and are going for it this season with the moves they made in the offseason.
3. Utah Jazz
Expectations fell short for them last year, but adding Mike Conley should raise those expectations again.
4. Oklahoma City Thunder
Realizing they were in a lose-lose situation, they maximized their assets in dealing Russell Westbrook and Paul George in separate deals.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves
They could be a sneaky good team, but there are too many questions surrounding the supporting cast around Karl-Anthony Towns.