- The chaotic free agency period has completely changed the NBA.
- Seven star players changed teams, plus several other big-name free agents, altering the league landscape.
- With the dust mostly settled, here’s our power ranking of where each NBA team stands after a wild offseason.
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The NBA season ended less than a month ago and already the league has changed.
After a massive free agency — perhaps the biggest ever — the entire league has had a shake-up. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, and Kemba Walker are just a few of the big-name players to change teams. Their moves have altered numerous franchises and the landscape of the NBA.
Though a few minor moves are still being sorted out in the league and we’re months away from the 2019-20 season, we ranked the NBA teams now that the dust has mostly settled.
Here’s where all 30 NBA teams stand after a hectic offseason.
30. Charlotte Hornets
2018-19 record: 39-43, 9th in East
Biggest offseason additions: Terry Rozier (G), P.J. Washington* (F)
Biggest offseason losses: Kemba Walker (G), Jeremy Lamb (G/F), Tony Parker (G), Frank Kaminsky (F/C)
Championship odds: 1000/1
What to know: The Hornets let their two best players walk for nothing in free agency. Letting Walker leave — after not trading him before not offering him the full max contract — is especially baffling. The Hornets attempted to rebound by signing Terry Rozier, but the jury is out on whether he can be an effective starting point guard. The Hornets can let their young prospects in Malik Monk, Miles Bridges, and P.J. Washington, get more run this season, but it will not be a pretty year in Charlotte.
29. Cleveland Cavaliers
2018-19 record: 19-63, 14th in East
Biggest offseason additions: Darius Garland* (G)
Biggest offseason losses: Marquese Chriss (F)
Championship odds: 1000/1
What to know: Where the Cavs are heading is a bit unclear. They drafted sharp-shooting guard Darius Garland with the fifth pick, one year after taking point guard Collin Sexton, who had a solid rookie season but is divisive in the NBA world. Kevin Love could become a trade chip this season.
28. New York Knicks
2018-19 record: 17-65, 15th in East
Biggest offseason additions: Julius Randle (F), Bobby Portis (F/C), Taj Gibson (F/C), Elfrid Payton (G), Wayne Ellington (G), R.J. Barrett* (G/F)
Biggest offseason losses: Emmanuel Mudiay (G), DeAndre Jordan (C), Mario Hezonja (G/F), Noah Vonleh (F/C)
Championship odds: 200/1
What to know: After striking out on their big-name targets in free agency, the Knicks signed a mix of talented young players and veterans to short-term deals to keep their future open. The Knicks can only go so far without one of their many young players popping and turning into an All-Star-level player.
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