1. Denver Nuggets
They boast one of the best rosters in the league. There’s no doubt that they are contenders.
2. Portland Trail Blazers
When Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are clicking they are just about unstoppable.
3. Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert aren’t going anywhere. That means Utah will continue to be a playoff team.
4. Minnesota Timberwolves
Is this going to be Karl-Anthony Towns’ team, D’Angelo Russell’s or Anthony Edwards? All three were top-two picks with Russell being selected #2 by another team.
5. Oklahoma City Thunder
With the amount of assets they have, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them become instant contenders sooner rather than later.