1. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
2016-17 finish: 67-15, first
Coming: Jordan Bell (rookie), Omri Casspi, Nick Young.
Going: Matt Barnes, Ian Clark.
Most of the Warriors’ losses last season came when they were at less than full strength so let the 70-win watch begin again. The defending champions re-signed free agents and brought in more three-point shooting. After a smooth transition year, Kevin Durant could outscore Stephen Curry this season.
2. HOUSTON ROCKETS
2016-17 finish: 55-27, third
Coming: Luc Mbah a Moute, Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker.