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