Five Future NBA Contenders

Five NBA Contenders
CHICAGO, USA - FEBRUARY 15: Zach LaVine (8) of Chicago Bulls in action during the NBA basketball match between Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States on February 15, 2018. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

In today’s NBA, the league is getting taken over by powerful duos. The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, and even the Los Angeles Clippers have power duos on their roster. Those teams are playoff made and built to win now. There are five future NBA contenders teams that have been silently building for the future. 

Five NBA Teams Built For The Future

5. New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans snagged the number one pick in the 2019 NBA draft lottery and selected Zion Williamson, from Duke. The Pelicans also made another fantastic move when they traded away franchise cornerstone Anthony Davis to the Lakers. They were able to add more young pieces around Williamson in Lonzo Ball, Brandon IngramJosh Hart, and a veteran in Jrue Holiday.

4. Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have the potential to be scary good. Is it fair to say Trae Young may have a ceiling close to that of Stephen Curry? Probably not, but he will be a great point guard in the future. To surround him with young talents like John CollinsKevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, and Cam Reddish gives the Hawks an incredible young core.

3. Phoenix Suns

Year after year the Phoenix Suns land a high pick in the draft, pick a good player and stay terrible. Maybe, their luck can change this upcoming year. Their star player Devin Booker is already arguably a top 25 player in the NBA. The Suns have paired him up with Deandre Ayton and rookie Jarret Culver. Can this be the Suns team that grows together and performs well? If they do, they will be a team that will compete in the future years. The Suns should, however, use some of their assets and try to trade for an impact veteran or two.

2. Sacramento Kings

This Sacramento Kings team has been through a lot in past years. Those days have come and gone, and the Kings are stacking their young players in hopes of making a haymaker team in the future. Their star PG, De’Aaron Fox had a breakout year last year and showed his potential of being a top ten point guard in the future. The other young players such as Marvin Bagley and Buddy Hield can also develop nicely in the league. If they can learn to play together with chemistry, and they live up to their potential, watch out NBA.

1. Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls fans have struggled a lot in past years. Jimmy Butler wanted to leave the franchise. Derrick Rose and his terrible injury. For a team that was amongst the elite in the Michael Jordan years, they certainly had a bunch of disappointing seasons. The Bulls have been undergoing a re-build for a few years now. Drafting a potential young star in Coby White, to pair along with Zach LaVine, and Lauri Markkanen, they have set themselves up for a potential big three later on. If these players live up to their potential, and progress nicely, the Bulls can be a nice team once their time comes.

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