NBA free agency and draft trade deals are over and the new power rankings based on the players in a team are out. The Golden State Warriors was at the top before the trade deals, but now it has been dethroned by the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard trade deal with the Los Angeles Lakers has changed everything in the NBA.
Even the Lakers are a powerful contender for the next NBA title because of LeBron James and Anthony Davis duo. Kevin Durant joining the Brooklyn Nets team has created a lot of problems for the Warriors. Here are the new NBA power rankings and their explanation for the Clippers, Lakers and Warriors team.
1. Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard coming to the team of Los Angeles Clippers had made them a top team in just a matter of days. Paul George also joined the Clippers on the recommendation from Leonard and the duo is ready to take on their opponents. The Clippers also played smart by re-signing a deal with Patrick Beverly at the end of free agency. Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell have also been retained and the Clippers have the best chances for a title win in 2020.
5. Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers team was already looking solid because of LeBron James and they added Anthony Davis in the draft trade. Although they could not land in Kawhi Leonard, the Lakers have signed up some great players. Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Rojan Rando, K. Caldwell-Pope, etc. are enough to make the Lakers a powerful team. The main rivalry in the next NBA finals is expected to happen in the form of Lakers vs Clippers.
Warriors are waiving Shaun Livingston, per @wojespn.
It’s been one long journey, but he's determined to continue playing. pic.twitter.com/sMrjO8Kn49
— ESPN (@espn) July 10, 2019
9. Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have suffered the most in the free agency as they lost their main star Kevin Durant to the Nets. DeMarcus Cousins, Quinn Cook, Andre Iguodala, and DeAndre Jordan have also left the Warriors team. The next season depends on the trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and D’Angelo Russel and it would be tough for them. Most of the players have gone and there are very fewer chances that the Warriors can even make it to the finals in NBA 2020.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 10, 2019