Here's what will swing every NBA team's season

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It seems like only 2½ months ago, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy as champions inside the Orlando bubble.

Oh, wait. That’s exactly what happened.

Yes, after only 72 days away, NBA basketball is back!

Are the Lakers a lock for another title, or could a reshuffled franchise like the LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers or Brooklyn Nets catch them? Will back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, fresh off signing his max extension, deliver a ring to the Milwaukee Bucks?

Here’s what you need to know about the league’s contenders, pretenders and every team in between ahead of a 2020-21 season unlike any other.

Note: Our NBA Power Rankings are based on which teams voters (a group of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors) think belong higher heading into the 2020-21 season. Title odds and over/under wins totals were provided by Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Zach Lowe rates all 30 teams, from top to bottom

Jump to a team:
ATL | BOS | BKN | CHA | CHI | CLE
DAL | DEN | DET | GS | HOU | IND
LAC | LAL | MEM | MIA | MIL | MIN
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