Ranking the NBA’s best starting lineups for 2018-19

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The 2018-19 NBA regular season doesn’t tip off until October, but it’s close enough to the beginning of the slate to take a peek at the best starting lineups.

Free agency and blockbuster trades have reshaped numerous rosters across the Association. Primary examples include LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Kawhi Leonard being traded from San Antonio to Toronto.

James and Leonard headline two of the NBA’s 12 best starting fives, ranked in order below.

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