New Orleans Pelicans
After landing the most hyped-up prospect in Zion Williamson since LeBron James came out of high school in 2003, the Pelicans have what seems to be a promising future. By adding Williamson to a roster with other talents such as Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, New Orleans could be looking at some future success.
The number 2 seed in the east is already in the lime light. Another team with a stacked roster including Jason Tatum, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward, the Celtics are one of the toughest teams in the league with a lockdown defense and dangerous ability to create offensive opportunities and hit shots.
Another one of the most powerful duos in the NBA: Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. GM Mark Cuban pulled this together and seems to know what he's doing and where he wants to go with this organization. With this European power duo, the Mavericks are looking at some deep future playoff runs.
After surprising everyone in this years NBA playoffs in the bubble, the Nuggets have earned the respect of everyone around the league. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray led their team to come back from two 3-1 deficits versus the Jazz and Clippers to make it to the Western Conference Finals. It's safe to say no one can ever under estimate this Denver team again.
This is debatebly the most powerful team in the NBA. With an extremely talented roster, the Lakers were undoubtedly the best team in the Western Conference, steamrolling through their competition. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, J.R. Smith, Markieff Morris, Javale McGee: all potential All-NBA talents that absolutely destroy their opponents with their shut down defense and unmatchable ability to sink shots from in and outside the arc.
Another one of the most surpassing teams in the NBA, Miami has surpassed all expectations for success this post-season. After sweeping the Pacers, taking only one overtime loss to the #1 seeded Bucks, and beating the Celtics in 6 games, Miami has fought and clawed their way to the Finals vs the Lakers. An extremely young team under the leadership of Jimmy Butler and championship coach Erik Spoelstra, Miami is a team of absolute fighters who have a legitimate chance of winning this year's championship, and possibly some in the coming years.
Finishing the regular season at the #1 seed, this Bucks team is also one of the most powerful in the league. Led by two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and a strong supporting cast in Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and Kyle Korver, it's possible Milwaukee wins a championship pithing the next three years.