|1||Oklahoma City Thunder||55-27|
|2||Portland Trail Blazers||44-38|
Utah Jazz Front Office
With a smart front office led by Dennis Lindsey and Kevin O'Connor and a good young coach in Quin Snyder, in addition to their solid asset base and cap space, Utah is positioned to add a piece or two and finally take the last step back to the playoffs.
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.
When the core four of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood and Rudy Gobert are all healthy and playing together, this team brings one of the most stifling defenses in the entire league, coupled with a very improved offense.