Ranking the top five NBA title contenders

The NBA offseason has arguably reached its most deserted point: August. At this time of year we’re all wandering around like Will Smith in I Am Legend but instead of looking for people we’re searching for even the tiniest bit of NBA news. While there may still be some shoes to drop—with names such as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook other Donovan Mitchell still lingering in the rumor mill—it’s possible none of those players are moved before the start of the season. So with where things stood at this exact moment, let’s run down who I believe to be the top five title contenders if the playoffs were starting today.

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