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Ranking Each Team's Starting Lineup

With the start of the season rapidly approaching, it is time to look at who will be taking to the floor to start each game and see how each team lines up against the competition. We have given our best predictions for each team’s starting five and will use a combination of net rating, previous accolades, and matchups to come up with our rankings. This list is also not a reflection on where a team may rank overall for the season as depth is a key factor in any team’s success.


30. San Antonio Spurs


PG: Tre Jones (30), SG: Devin Vassell (29), SF: Doug McDermott (29), PF: Keldon Johnson (20), C: Jakob Poeltl (24)

Accolades: N/A

2021-22 Net Rating: -20.6 (in 20 possessions)



29. Utah Jazz


PG: Mike Conley (26), SG: Collin Sexton (20), SF: Malik Beasley (27), PF: Lauri Markkanen (22), C: Walker Kessler (29)

Accolades: 1x All Star, 1x All-Defensive, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


28. Oklahoma City Thunder


PG: Josh Giddey (24), SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (9), SF: Luguentz Dort (28), PF: Darius Bazley (30), C: Jaylin Williams (30)

Accolades: 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


27. Houston Rockets


PG: Kevin Porter Jr (28), SG: Jalen Green (17), SF: Eric Gordon (25), PF: Jabari Smith Jr (24), C: Alperen Sengun (27)

Accolades: 1x 6MOY, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


26. Detroit Pistons


PG: Cade Cunningham (15), SG: Jaden Ivey (30), SF: Saddiq Bey (19), PF: Marvin Bagley (29), C: Isaiah Stewart (22)

Accolades: 4x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


25. Orlando Magic


PG: Cole Anthony (27), SG: Jalen Suggs (23), SF: Franz Wagner (23), PF: Paulo Banchero (21), C: Wendell Carter Jr (20)

Accolades: 1x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


24. Indiana Pacers


PG: Tyrese Haliburton (14), SG: Chris Duarte (27), SF: Buddy Hield (24), PF: Jalen Smith (26), C: Myles Turner (14)

Accolades: 4x All-Rookie, 2x BLK Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


23. Charlotte Hornets


PG: LaMelo Ball (11), SG: Terry Rozier (21), SF: Gordon Hayward (18), PF: PJ Washington (28), C: Mason Plumlee (26)

Accolades: 2x All Star, 1x ROY, 3x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


22. Sacramento Kings


PG: De’Aaron Fox (16), SG: Kevin Huerter (24), SF: Harrison Barnes (17), PF: Keegan Murray (27), C: Domantas Sabonis (8)

Accolades: 1x Championships, 2x All Star, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


21. Washington Wizards


PG: Monte Morris (29), SG: Bradley Beal (6), SF: Will Barton (26), PF: Kyle Kuzma (17),

C: Kristaps Porzingis (12)

Accolades: 1x Championships, 3x All Star, 1x All-NBA, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


20. New York Knicks


PG: Jalen Brunson (17), SG: Evan Fournier (26), SF: RJ Barrett (11), PF: Julius Randle (10),

C: Mitchell Robinson (19)

Accolades: 1x All Star, 1x All-NBA, 1x MIP, 1x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


19. Miami Heat


PG: Kyle Lowry (19), SG: Victor Oladipo (22), SF: Jimmy Butler (6), PF: Max Strus (23), C: Bam Adebayo (4)

Accolades: 1x Championships, 15x All Star, 6x All-NBA, 1x All-Rookie, 9x All-Defensive, 2x MIP, 2x STL Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


18. LA Clippers


PG: Reggie Jackson (25), SG: Norman Powell (19), SF: Paul George (5), PF: Kawhi Leonard (2), C: Ivica Zubac (21)

Accolades: 3x Championships, 2x Finals MVP, 2x DPOY, 12x All Star, 11x All-NBA, 11x All-Defensive, 1x MIP, 2x All-Rookie, 2x STL Leader, 1x All Star MVP

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


17. Los Angeles Lakers


PG: Russell Westbrook (23), SG: Patrick Beverley (13), SF: LeBron James (3), PF: Anthony Davis (4), C: Thomas Bryant (28)

Accolades: 5x Championships, 5x MVP, 4x Finals MVP, 35x All Star, 31x All-NBA, 3x Scoring Leader, 13x All-Defensive, 1x ROY, 3x All-Rookie, 4x AST Leader, 6x All Star MVP, 3x BLK Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


16. Dallas Mavericks


PG: Luka Doncic (2), SG: Spencer Dinwiddie (11), SF: Dorian Finney-Smith (21), PF: Christian Wood (12), C: JaVale McGee (23)

Accolades: 3x Championships, 3x All Star, 3x All-NBA, 1x ROY, 1x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


15. Portland Trail Blazers


PG: Damian Lillard (5), SG: Anfernee Simons (15), SF: Josh Hart (20), PF: Jerami Grant (14),

C: Jusuf Nurkic (13)

Accolades: 6x All Star, 6x All-NBA, 1x ROY, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


14. Chicago Bulls


PG: Lonzo Ball (18), SG: Zach LaVine (5), SF: DeMar DeRozan (4), PF: Patrick Williams (25),

C: Nikola Vucevic (11)

Accolades: 9x All Star, 3x All-NBA, 3x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: +11.0 (in 135 possessions)


13. Toronto Raptors


PG: Fred VanVleet (12), SG: Gary Trent Jr (16), SF: OG Anunoby (15), PF: Scottie Barnes (13), C: Pascal Siakam (6)

Accolades: 3x Championships, 2x All-NBA, 2x All Star, 1x MIP, 1x ROY, 1x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: +1.8 (in 700 possessions)


12. Milwaukee Bucks


PG: Jrue Holiday (10), SG: Grayson Allen (28), SF: Khris Middleton (7), PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (1), C: Brook Lopez (16)

Accolades: 4x Championships, 2x MVP, 1x Finals MVP, 6x All-NBA, 11x All Star, 1x DPOY, 10x All-Defensive, 1x MIP, 2x All-Rookie, 1x All Star MVP

2021-22 Net Rating: +21.7 (in 20 possessions)


11. Brooklyn Nets


PG: Kyrie Irving (7), SG: Seth Curry (18), SF: Kevin Durant (1), PF: Ben Simmons (11), C: Nic Claxton (25)

Accolades: 3x Championships, 1x MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 22x All Star, 14x All-NBA, 2x All-Defensive, 3x ROY, 3x All-Rookie, 3x All Star MVP, 4x Scoring Leader, 1x STL Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


10. Denver Nuggets


PG: Jamal Murray (9), SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (25), SF: Michael Porter Jr (10),

PF: Aaron Gordon (15), C: Nikola Jokic (1)

Accolades: 1x Championships, 2x MVP, 4x All Star, 4x All-NBA, 2x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


9. Atlanta Hawks


PG: Trae Young (4), SG: Dejounte Murray (8), SF: De’Andre Hunter (22), PF: John Collins (9), C: Clint Capela (15)

Accolades: 3x All Star, 1x All-NBA, 1x All-Defensive, 2x All-Rookie, 1x STL Leader, 1x REB Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


8. Philadelphia 76ers


PG: Tyrese Maxey (21), SG: James Harden (4), SF: Tobias Harris (12), PF: PJ Tucker (18),

C: Joel Embiid (2)

Accolades: 1x Championships, 1x MVP, 15x All Star, 11x All-NBA, 1x 6MOY, 3x All-Defensive, 2x All-Rookie, 4x Scoring Leader, 1x AST Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


7. Memphis Grizzlies


PG: Ja Morant (3), SG: Desmond Bane (12), SF: Dillon Brooks (16), PF: Jaren Jackson Jr (8),

C: Steven Adams (18)

Accolades: 1x All Star, 1x All-NBA, 1x MIP, 1x ROY, 1x All-Defensive, 4x All-Rookie, 1x BLK Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: +25.1 (in 232 possessions)


6. Cleveland Cavaliers


PG: Darius Garland (8), SG: Donovan Mitchell (2), SF: Isaac Okoro (30), PF: Evan Mobley (7), C: Jarrett Allen (7)

Accolades: 5x All Star, 3x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


5. New Orleans Pelicans


PG: CJ McCollum (13), SG: Herbert Jones (14), SF: Brandon Ingram (9), PF: Zion Williamson (5), C: Jonas Valanciunas (10)

Accolades: 2x All Star, 2x MIP, 4x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


4. Boston Celtics


PG: Marcus Smart (20), SG: Jaylen Brown (3), SF: Jayson Tatum (2), PF: Al Horford (16),

C: Robert Williams (9)

Accolades: 9x All Star, 3x All-NBA, 1x DPOY, 5x All-Defensive, 4x All-Rookie

2021-22 Net Rating: +24.3 (in 907 possessions)


3. Minnesota Timberwolves


PG: D’Angelo Russell (22), SG: Anthony Edwards (7), SF: Kyle Anderson (14), PF: Karl-Anthony Towns (3), C: Rudy Gobert (3)

Accolades: 7x All Star, 6x All-NBA, 3x DPOY, 6x All-Defensive, 1x ROY, 3x All-Rookie, 1x REB Leader, 1x BLK Leader

2021-22 Net Rating: N/A


2. Phoenix Suns


PG: Chris Paul (6), SG: Devin Booker (1), SF: Mikal Bridges (13), PF: Jae Crowder (19),

C: Deandre Ayton (5)

Accolades: 15x All Star, 12x All-NBA, 10x All-Defensive, 1x ROY, 3x All-Rookie, 5x AST Leader, 6x STL Leader, 1x All Star MVP

2021-22 Net Rating: +8.1 (in 1544 possessions)


1. Golden State Warriors


PG: Stephen Curry (1), SG: Klay Thompson (10), SF: Andrew Warriors (8), PF: Draymond Green (6), C: Kevon Looney (17)

Accolades: 16x Championships, 2x MVP, 1x Finals MVP, 18x All Star, 12x All-NBA, 1x DPOY, 8x All-Defensive, 1x ROY, 3x All-Rookie, 2x Scoring Leader, 2x STL Leader, 1x All Star MVP

2021-22 Net Rating: +17.1 (playoffs only)

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