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NBA Power Rankings, post-free-agency edition: How big was the summer shakeup?



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Brooklyn Nets 2020-21 record: 48-24 2022 title odds: 225 Post-Finals ranking: 2

If the Nets’ offseason priority was to simply get healthy, that might’ve been enough to be next season’s Eastern favorite. Los Angeles Lakers 2020-21 record: 42-30 2022 title odds: 400 Post-Finals ranking: 4

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After trading for Russell Westbrook and acquiring Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason, there have been two extreme schools of thought in evaluating next season’s Lakers: Some view them as an elite collection of talent with six potential Hall of Famers, while others point to their average age – 31.8 years old – as a team nearing its expiration date. Utah Jazz 2020-21 record: 52-20 2022 title odds: 1500 Post-Finals ranking: 6

In the wake of their disappointing second-round exit with the league’s best record in the regular season, the Jazz largely stayed the course. New Orleans Pelicans 2020-21 record: 31-41 2022 title odds: 10000 Post-Finals ranking: 21

The roster that new coach Willie Green will lead looks a little different than the one that Stan Van Gundy had last season.

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