|1||Oklahoma City Thunder||55-27|
|2||Portland Trail Blazers||44-38|
Denver Nuggets Front Office
Denver betting on being healthier might not be smart given the track record, but it is the best way to go for 16-17. That approach would leave flexibility for the future, while allowing for development this year.
Emmanuel Mudiay and Jusuf Nurkic were supposed to be the Nuggets' foundational pieces, but the play of Nikola Jokic has been too encouraging to ignore.
Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before.