The history of the NBA has shown that anything can happen. One team can seem like a sure championship winner but then suffer a surprising defeat midway through the season. Basketball is a somewhat unpredictable sport.
However, the strongest current teams can easily be narrowed down to 5. They have the most efficient lineups and a good probability of becoming champions in 2020. They have already showcased their skills in recent games.
Boston currently has the best offensive lineup and the 12th best in terms of defence. When it comes to the latter, there is certainly room for improvement. As a result, they ended up losing their opening game. However, since then they have attained nine consecutive wins. Time will tell if Gordon Hayward’s injury affects their overall performance, but currently, they are a very formidable team.
With some of the best defence of any team in the season, the Lakers are able to repel attacks from even the most accomplished attacking players. The Lakers have an ace up their sleeve: the combination of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
This is another team that has its strengths in defence. During each game of the 2019 – 2020 season, they have averaged 120 points. Their star player is Giannis Antetokounmpo, who could help get them to the final.
Before this season began, the Nuggets were seen as serious contenders. This is still the case even though they have yet to prove themselves in terms of offence. The players are still learning to click together, and they will need to utilise their individual strengths better.
The return of star player Paul George will likely allow LA to move up the rankings. Most pundits predict they will reach at least somewhere in the top five by the end of the season.