1. Houston Rockets
They were one win away from the Finals last year. They won’t change what worked for them last year.
2. San Antonio Spurs
Gone is Kawhi Leonard and replacing him is a perennial scorer in DeMar DeRozan who changes the focus of this team.
3. New Orleans Pelicans
Even without DeMarcus Cousins this team is capable of making a surprising run in the competitive Western Conference.
4. Memphis Grizzlies
Health is the biggest factor for them. Mainly with their point guard Mike Conley.
5. Dallas Mavericks
Getting Luka Doncic was exactly what this franchise needed.