Best NBA Teams Going Into the 2019-2020 NBA Season

The Top Ten

1 Toronto Raptors The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

The Raptors are a really good team. They just need to get Kawhi back and they will be a title contender again. - 2storm

I mean they lost Kawhi but they’ll still be okay. At least they have a championship helping them to avoid being in my Championship drought post series for awhile - Randomator

2 Milwaukee Bucks The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball franchise based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the Eastern Conference Central Division.

Yeah after a disappointing end last year, I expect the Bucks to try to run it back and go for it again. - 2storm

Giannas is a young stud who still has a decent amount of years left. - Randomator

3 Houston Rockets The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.

I think with Golden State out, the West is wide open. Will the Rockets come out as the team on top? - 2storm

They got Russell Westbrook at least - Randomator

4 Philadelphia 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

I think Philly has some potential to do some damage depending on who they keep and who they get. - 2storm

CBS Sports ranks them 2nd. They will be great

5 Portland Trailblazers The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.

The Blazers need more role players. They did good to add Nassir Little, but they need to do more. - 2storm

Injuries will plague others. They will get home court - snoopykat

6 Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. ...read more.

9? I don't see any team in the west that can beat them. - RobertWisdom

Yo my Lakers bout to win that championship. - 2storm

I'm surprised 2storm hasnt added them yet. - CyberRat

7 Golden State Warriors The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. ...read more.

Maybe a 4-9. I just don't see them winning the championship without KD or Klay. But they have surprised me before. - 2storm

Ok they have to win

8 Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. They are specifically known for honing infamous players such as Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Paul Pierce, and more. They are also known for having the most championships in NBA History, with 17 total.

Projected starting lineup 2019-20

PG:Terry Rozier
SG:Jaylen Brown
SF:Jayson Tatum
PF:Al Horford
C:Aron Baynes

WHat makes this team competitive exactly? - RobertWisdom

9 Denver Nuggets The Denver Nuggets are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division.
10 Utah Jazz The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division.

The Newcomers

? Miami Heat The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

The Contenders

11 Los Angeles Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers, often abbreviated as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

With Kawhi and Paul George, two of the best defenders in the league, along with their incredible depth, they should easily be closer to the top.

12 Brooklyn Nets The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.
13 Indiana Pacers
14 Detroit Pistons The Detroit Pistons are an American professional basketball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Pistons compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division.
15 Oklahoma City Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

They need to get rid of Westbrook. - RobertWisdom

16 San Antonio Spurs The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
17 Sacramento Kings
18 New Orleans Pelicans The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.

Should be top 10 - Randomator

Should be higher. Definitely bettr than The Celtics. - RobertWisdom

19 Orlando Magic The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
20 Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
21 Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
22 Washington Wizards The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
23 Atlanta Hawks The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
24 Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
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