The NBA is no stranger to super teams. From the Boston Celtics of the 60s to the Showtime Lakers of the 80s, NBA teams have always found ways to stack their rosters with talent to dominate the league. However, in recent years, the concept of the super team has taken on a whole new level of importance.
With players actively seeking out opportunities to team up with other stars, we’ve seen the formation of some of the most talented and formidable teams in NBA history. As we head into the 2023 season, let’s take a look at some of the NBA teams that are poised to dominate.
The Brooklyn Nets – Superstars Galore
The Brooklyn Nets are perhaps the most talked-about super team in the league right now. With Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving leading the charge, the Nets have one of the most talented rosters in NBA history.
The trio has already shown what they are capable of when they are firing on all cylinders. In the 2022 playoffs, they led the Nets to the Eastern Conference Finals but ultimately fell short due to injuries. With a healthy roster and another year to gel, the Nets are poised to dominate the league in 2023.
The Los Angeles Lakers – LeBron’s Reign Continues
When LeBron James joined the Lakers in 2018, it was clear that the team was building something special. After winning the NBA championship in 2020, the Lakers were plagued by injuries in the following season but still managed to make it to the playoffs. With LeBron healthy and Anthony Davis by his side, the Lakers are still one of the most dangerous teams in the league.
The addition of Russell Westbrook gives them more firepower and makes them a top contender for the 2023 championship.
The Golden State Warriors – The Return of the Splash Brothers
The Golden State Warriors were once the most dominant team in the NBA, winning three championships in four years. However, injuries and departures led to a down year in 2019, followed by a pandemic-shortened season in 2020.
With Steph Curry healthy and Klay Thompson returning from injury, the Warriors are once again a force to be reckoned with. The addition of veteran players like Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. gives the Warriors depth and experience, making them a strong contender in the Western Conference.
The Milwaukee Bucks – Giannis’ Reign Begins
It took the Milwaukee Bucks 50 years to win their first championship since the 1960s, but they finally broke through in 2021. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have one of the most dominant players in the league. With Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday by his side, the Bucks have a strong supporting cast that can help carry the team.
While they may not have the star power of some other NBA teams, the Bucks have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with and will be a top contender in 2023.
The Miami Heat – Reloaded and Ready to Go
After a disappointing 2021 season, the Miami Heat have reloaded for 2023. They added veteran point guard Kyle Lowry and young phenom Tyler Herro to a roster that already included Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. With a solid mix of veteran leadership and young talent, the Heat are poised to make a deep playoff run in 2023.
The Phoenix Suns – Rising to the Top
The Phoenix Suns surprised many in 2021 when they made it to the NBA Finals. Led by Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton, the Suns have a dynamic trio that can compete with the best of them.
They have added depth to their roster with players like Jae Crowder and Cameron Payne, making them a well-rounded team. With another year of experience and chemistry, the Suns are poised to make another deep playoff run in 2023.
The Philadelphia 76ers – Trusting the Process
The Philadelphia 76ers have been building their team around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons for years, and it has finally paid off. The 76ers finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2021, and while they fell short in the playoffs, they have the talent to make it all the way.
With Tobias Harris and Seth Curry providing scoring support, the 76ers are a well-balanced team. They have also added veteran players like Andre Drummond and George Hill, making them a strong contender in the East in 2023.
The NBA is filled with talented teams, but the 2023 season is shaping up to be a battle between the new super teams in the league. The Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Philadelphia 76ers all have the talent and depth to make a deep playoff run and potentially win the championship.
It will be exciting to see how these teams compete and if any new super teams emerge throughout the season.