Power Ranking Every Starting Lineup Post-NBA Trade Deadline

The 2018 NBA trade deadline is behind us, with a whirlwind of activity dramatically reshaping clubs like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons.

This wasn’t quite a shape-shifting experience for the entire Association, but there was enough movement to necessitate an examination of rosters both newly formed and long entrenched.

And what better place to start our analysis than by weighing the starting fives of all 30 teams?

For our purposes, we are assuming these rosters are all at full strength—minus the players ruled out for the season or deemed unlikely to return. We’ve also taken the liberty of building the most probable opening group for every club, using both established patterns and a bit of forward-thinking guesswork to assemble the quintets.

While we’re focusing only on how these starting fives fare in this campaign, we are also considering the prospect of growth potential. That could stem from the maturation of youngsters and improved chemistry to the return of injured players.

All clear on the particulars? Cool, let’s get to the rankings.

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February 13, 2018 at 10:23PM

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