A Way Too Early Ranking of NBA Finals Contenders

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Sports Illustrated

By Rohan Nadkarni Ranking the top five title contenders if the playoffs started today. The NBA offseason has reached arguably its most deserted point: August. At this time of year we’re all wandering around like Will Smith in I Am Legend but instead of looking for people we’re searching for even the tiniest bit of NBA news. While there may still be some shoes to drop—with names such as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Donovan Mitchell still lingering in the rumor mill—it’s possible none of those players are moved before the start of the season. So with where things stand at t…

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