29Golden State and the others…
The Warriors have won three of the past four championships. They still sought to improve their roster by signing four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for the mid-level exception, a paltry $5.3 million by NBA’s rich standards.
It’s pretty clear who the best team in the Association is. If Cousins comes back strong from a torn Achilles, there’s little to nothing that will stop Golden State from hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy again. Not even LeBron’s LA adventure.
Let’s power rank the other 29 teams in descending order.
Note: Free agency acquisitions and updated roster information courtesy of RosterResource.com unless otherwise indicated.