The Kawhi Leonard and Paul George signings made the Clippers an instant contender, but is a title in their future?
The Celtics are free from the burden of Kyrie Irving and look like the title contender that they hoped to assemble with another big-name PG helping to lead the charge.
The Nuggets are still fun, but can they withstand the weight of big expectations?
The Jazz were one of the West's best, but fantasy players were left disappointed with just about everyone on the roster.
The Heat had a busy summer and now find themselves in the thick of the Eastern Conference race, where they hope to remain for years to come thanks to their new core.
The Thunder were expected to be in for a painful rebuild, but a hard-nosed roster had other ideas.
The Rockets eschewed their centers and have moved all-in on small ball. The results have been mixed, but the Rockets are clear and decisive in their vision for the future.
The Mavs have been smart about keeping expectations in check but they clearly boast a core that is championship-caliber.
The Pacers continue to exist in fifth place, as they have for years now. With a cap sheet that's largely accounted for, how does Indiana move forward?
The Sixers were a bad bounce away from the Conference Finals last year and are now one of the league's more disappointing outfits.
The Nets were on a gradual road back to respectability until one summer changed everything. Now, the Nets are back in the thick of chaos.
The Grizzlies are sitting in a playoff spot today, and everything seems to have clicked with their young core.
The Magic are destined for the playoffs, even if injuries have kept the team from taking a big step forward.
The Blazers are highly unlikely to meet last season's achievements, so what has them fighting for their playoff lives?
Hoop Ball editor Erik Ong takes a look at the Pelicans' season so far and how well they were able to move on in the post-Anthony Davis era.