Ten years ago, if you had told Josh Smith and Dwight Howard they would wind up on the same NBA team, they probably would have figured they would win a title. They would have no reason not to.
One of the frustrating things about the margin-of-victory rankings this time of year is that they try to rank all the teams. Segmenting out teams based on opponent quality is helpful.
From out of the NBA and nearly overseas, to becoming a top contributor with the Grizzlies last season and a guaranteed $5 million deal now with Toronto, James Johnson is the best case going of career resurgence.
Al Horford is the glue that makes everyone around him better, an extremely versatile big man with a complete skill-set who can impact the game on offense and defense. This makes it easy to put a team around him.
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