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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.