These are the categories I developed to organize all 30 NBA teams. Every franchise is at a different point along the road from flop to champion, so organizing all 30 teams isn’t an easy task. I decided to examine the teams with relevancy- the teams who not only legitimately have a playoff chance but could be title contenders- first. I then moved down to the teams that were just outside that range. These teams are the next ones in if a team above them makes a poor mid-season trade or falls victim to a devestating injury. Following those boarderline teams, the average or decent reamaining few teams caught my eye. I then rounded out the list with the teams that will be fighting for the best picks in the NBA Draft Lottery. Below, I listed who I believe are the best, worst and most important team in each grouping. Let me know what you think of the list!
- Best: Los Angeles Clippers
- Worst: Milwaukee Bucks
- Most Intriguing: Los Angeles Lakers
Western conference playoff teams:
- Best: Portland Trailblazers
- Worst: San Antonio Spurs
- Most Inriguing: Houston Rockets/ Utah Jazz
Eastern Conference Playoff Teams:
- Best: Boston Celtics
- Worst: Orlando Magic
- Most Intriguing: Indiana Pacers
- Best: Atlanta Hawks
- Worst: Sacramento Kings
- Most Intriguing: Honestly, all of them equally
- Best: Minnesota Timberwolves
- Worst: Chicago Bulls
- Most Intriguing: Miami Heat
- Best: Memphis Grizzlies
- Worst: Cleveland Cavaliers
- Most Intriguing: New York Knicks
3 thoughts on “Categorizing NBA Teams”
i got 76ers – Bucks for the eastern conf; clippers-lakers-warriors-rockets for the west. looks like an exciting season up ahead.
I like a Clippers vs. 76ers NBA Finals, but that’s probably just the biased Philly fan in me talking!
I got lakers, and the bucks for picks to make it to the finals.