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The NBA off-season is in full gear.

Through the draft, free agency and trades, teams have been positioning themselves to challenge the reigning champion Boston Celtics next season. If recent history is an indicator for how the 2024-25 season will unfold, the Celtics will have their work cut out for them if they hope to repeat.

Paul George, Mikal Bridges and Klay Thompson are just a few of the big-time players that have switched teams, with the landscape of the NBA completely changing.

Let’s see where all 30 teams stand as we begin to look forward to next season.

30. Brooklyn Nets

2023-24 Record: 32-50, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Bojan Bogdanovic

Notable Departures: Mikal Bridges

Projected Starting Lineup: Dennis SchroderCam ThomasCameron JohnsonDorian Finney-SmithNic Claxton

Key Bench Pieces: Bojan Bogdanovic, Ben Simmons, Noah Clowney

29. Washington Wizards

2023-24 Record: 15-67, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Malcolm Brogdon, Alex Sarr, Jonas Valanciunas

Notable Departures: Deni Avdija

Projected Starting Lineup: Malcolm BrogdonJordan PooleKyle KuzmaAlex SarrJonas Valanciunas

Key Bench Pieces: Corey Kispert, Bilal Coulibaly, Marvin Bagley III

28. Detroit Pistons

2023-24 Record: 14-68, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Tobias Harris, Tim Hardaway Jr., Malik Beasley, Ron Holland

Notable Departures: Quentin Grimes

Projected Starting Lineup: Cade CunninghamJaden IveyAusar ThompsonTobias HarrisJalen Duren

Key Bench Pieces: Isaiah Stewart, Malik Beasley, Tim Hardaway Jr., Ron Holland

27. Portland Trail Blazers

2023-24 Record: 21-61, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Deni Avdija, Donovan Clingan

Notable Departures: Malcolm Brogdon

Projected Starting Lineup: Anfernee SimonsShaedon SharpeDeni AvdijaJerami GrantDeandre Ayton

Key Bench Pieces: Scoot Henderson, Donovan Clingan, Toumani Camara

26. Chicago Bulls

2023-24 Record: 39-43, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Josh Giddey, Matas Buzelis, Jalen Smith, Chris Duarte

Notable Departures: DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Andre Drummond

Projected Starting Lineup: Josh GiddeyCoby WhiteZach LaVinePatrick WilliamsNikola Vucevic

Key Bench Pieces: Ayo Dosunmu, Jalen Smith, Matas Buzelis

25. Toronto Raptors

2023-24 Record: 25-57, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Davion Mitchell, Ja’Kobe Walter

Notable Departures: Jalen McDaniels

Projected Starting Lineup: Immanuel QuickleyOchai AgbajiRJ BarrettScottie BarnesJakob Poeltl

Key Bench Pieces: Bruce Brown, Kelly Olynyk, Davion Mitchell, Ja’Kobe Walter

24. Atlanta Hawks

2023-24 Record: 36-46, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Zaccharie Risacher, Dyson Daniels, Larry Nance Jr.

Notable Departures: Dejounte Murray, AJ Griffin

Projected Starting Lineup: Trae YoungDyson DanielsDe’Andre HunterJalen JohnsonOnyeka Okongwu

Key Bench Pieces: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Zaccharie Risacher, Larry Nance Jr.

23. Utah Jazz

2023-24 Record: 31-51, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Cody Williams, Drew Eubanks, Isaiah Collier, Kyle Filipowski

Notable Departures: Kris Dunn

Projected Starting Lineup: Keyonte GeorgeCollin SextonTaylor HendricksJohn CollinsLauri Markkanen

Key Bench Pieces: Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler, Cody Williams

22. Charlotte Hornets

2023-24 Record: 21-61, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Josh Green, Reggie Jackson, Tidjane Salaun

Notable Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Lineup: LaMelo BallJosh GreenBrandon MillerMiles BridgesMark Williams

Key Bench Pieces: Grant Williams, Tre Mann, Cody Martin, Nick Richards

21. San Antonio Spurs

2023-24 Record: 22-60, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Chris Paul, Harrison Barnes, Stephon Castle

Notable Departures: Devonte’ Graham

Projected Starting Lineup: Chris PaulDevin VassellKeldon JohnsonHarrison BarnesVictor Wembanyama

Key Bench Pieces: Stephon Castle, Jeremy Sochan, Tre Jones, Zach Collins

20. Golden State Warriors

2023-24 Record: 46-36, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: De’Anthony Melton, Buddy Hield, Kyle Anderson

Notable Departures: Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Dario Saric

Projected Starting Lineup: Stephen CurryBrandin PodziemskiJonathan KumingaAndrew WigginsDraymond Green

Key Bench Pieces: De’Anthony Melton, Buddy Hield, Kyle Anderson, Trayce Jackson-Davis

19. Houston Rockets

2023-24 Record: 41-41, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Reed Sheppard, AJ Griffin

Notable Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Lineup: Fred VanVleetJalen GreenDillon BrooksJabari SmithAlperen Sengun

Key Bench Pieces: Amen Thompson, Tari Eason, Reed Sheppard, Cam Whitmore

18. Miami Heat

2023-24 Record: 46-36, Eastern Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Alec Burks, Kel’el Ware

Notable Departures: Caleb Martin, Delon Wright

Projected Starting Lineup: Terry RozierTyler HerroJimmy ButlerNikola JovicBam Adebayo

Key Bench Pieces: Jaime Jaquez Jr., Duncan Robinson, Alec Burks, Kel’el Ware

17. New Orleans Pelicans

2023-24 Record: 49-33, Western Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Dejounte Murray

Notable Departures: Jonas Valanciunas, Dyson Daniels, Naji Marshall, Larry Nance Jr.

Projected Starting Lineup: Dejounte MurrayHerbert JonesBrandon IngramZion WilliamsonYves Missi

Key Bench Pieces: CJ McCollum, Trey Murphy III, Jose Alvarado

16. Sacramento Kings

2023-24 Record: 46-36, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: DeMar DeRozan, Devin Carter, Jalen McDaniels

Notable Departures: Harrison Barnes, Davion Mitchell, Chris Duarte

Projected Starting Lineup: De’Aaron FoxKevin HuerterDeMar DeRozanKeegan MurrayDomantas Sabonis

Key Bench Pieces: Malik Monk, Devin Carter, Trey Lyles, Jalen McDaniels

15. Los Angeles Clippers

2023-24 Record: 51-31, Western Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Derrick Jones Jr, Kevin Porter Jr., Nicolas Batum

Notable Departures: Paul George

Projected Starting Lineup: James HardenTerance MannKawhi LeonardDerrick Jones Jr.-Ivica Zubac

Key Bench Pieces: Norman Powell, Kevin Porter Jr., Nicolas Batum

14. Los Angeles Lakers

2023-24 Record: 47-35, Western Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Dalton Knecht

Notable Departures: Taurean Prince

Projected Starting Lineup: D’Angelo RussellAustin ReavesRui HachimuraLeBron JamesAnthony Davis

Key Bench Pieces: Jarred Vanderbilt, Dalton Knecht, Gabe Vincent

13. Cleveland Cavaliers

2023-24 Record: 48-34, Eastern Conference Semifinals

Notable Additions: N/A

Notable Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Lineup: Darius GarlandDonovan MitchellMax StrusEvan MobleyJarrett Allen

Key Bench Pieces: Caris LeVert, Craig Porter Jr., Dean Wade

12. Phoenix Suns

2023-24 Record: 49-33, Western Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Ryan Dunn, Monte Morris, Mason Plumlee

Notable Departures: Drew Eubanks, Eric Gordon

Projected Starting Lineup: Bradley BealDevin Booker-Royce O’Neale-Kevin DurantJusuf Nurkic

Key Bench Pieces: Grayson Allen, Ryan Dunn, Monte Morris, Mason Plumlee

11. Indiana Pacers

2023-24 Record: 47-35, Eastern Conference Finals

Notable Additions: James Wiseman

Notable Departures: Jalen Smith

Projected Starting Lineup: Tyrese HaliburtonAndrew NembhardAaron NesmithPascal SiakamMyles Turner

Key Bench Pieces: Bennedict Mathurin, T.J. McConnell, Obi Toppin

10. Orlando Magic

2023-24 Record: 47-35, Eastern Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Notable Departures: Joe Ingles

Projected Starting Lineup: Jalen Suggs-KCP-Franz WagnerPaolo BancheroWendell Carter Jr.

Key Bench Pieces: Cole Anthony, Jonathan Isaac, Moritz Wagner

9. Memphis Grizzlies

2023-24 Record: 27-55, missed playoffs

Notable Additions: Zach Edey

Notable Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Lineup: Ja MorantDesmond BaneMarcus SmartJaren Jackson Jr.-Zach Edey

Key Bench Pieces: Vince Williams Jr., GG Jackson, Santi Aldama, Brandon Clarke

8. Milwaukee Bucks

2023-24 Record: 49-33, Eastern Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Delon Wright, Taurean Prince

Notable Departures: Malik Beasley

Projected Starting Lineup: Damian LillardPat ConnaughtonKhris MiddletonGiannis AntetokounmpoBrook Lopez

Key Bench Pieces: Bobby Portis, Taurean Prince, Delon Wright, A.J. Green

7. Denver Nuggets

2023-24 Record: 57-25, Western Conference Semifinals

Notable Additions: DaRon Holmes, Dario Saric

Notable Departures: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Reggie Jackson

Projected Starting Lineup: Jamal MurrayChristian BraunMichael Porter Jr.-Aaron GordonNikola Jokic

Key Bench Pieces: Peyton Watson, DaRon Holmes, Dario Saric

6. Philadelphia 76ers

2023-24 Record: 47-35, Eastern Conference First Round

Notable Additions: Paul George, Caleb Martin, Eric Gordon, Andre Drummond, Jared McCain

Notable Departures: De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, Buddy Hield, Nicolas Batum

Projected Starting Lineup: Tyrese MaxeyCaleb MartinPaul GeorgeKelly OubreJoel Embiid

Key Bench Pieces: Andre Drummond, Eric Gordon, Jared McCain

5. Minnesota Timberwolves

2023-24 Record: 56-26, Western Conference Finals

Notable Additions: Rob Dillingham, Terrence Shannon Jr., Joe Ingles

Notable Departures: Kyle Anderson, Monte Morris

Projected Starting Lineup: Mike ConleyAnthony EdwardsJaden McDanielsKarl-Anthony TownsRudy Gobert

Key Bench Pieces: Naz Reid, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Rob Dillingham, Joe Ingles

4. New York Knicks

2023-24 Record: 50-32, Eastern Conference Semifinals

Notable Additions: Mikal Bridges

Notable Departures: Isaiah Hartenstein, Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks

Projected Starting Lineup: Jalen BrunsonMikal BridgesOG AnunobyJulius RandleMitchell Robinson

Key Bench Pieces: Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Miles McBride

3. Dallas Mavericks

2023-24 Record: 50-32, NBA Finals

Notable Additions: Klay Thompson, Quentin Grimes, Naji Marshall

Notable Departures: Derrick Jones Jr., Josh Green, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Projected Starting Lineup: Luka DoncicKyrie IrvingKlay ThompsonP.J. WashingtonDereck Lively II

Key Bench Pieces: Quentin Grimes, Naji Marshall, Daniel Gafford

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

2023-24 Record: 57-25, Western Conference Semifinals

Notable Additions: Isaiah Hartenstein, Alex Caruso

Notable Departures: Josh Giddey

Projected Starting Lineup: Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderAlex CarusoJalen WilliamsChet HolmgrenIsaiah Hartenstein

Key Bench Pieces: Luguentz Dort, Aaron Wiggins, Isaiah Joe

1.Boston Celtics

2023-24 Record: 64-18, NBA Champions

Notable Additions: N/A

Notable Departures: N/A

Projected Starting Lineup: Jrue HolidayDerrick WhiteJaylen BrownJayson TatumKristaps Porzingis

Key Bench Pieces: Payton Pritchard, Al Horford, Sam Hauser

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