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Ranking Each Team If They Got LeBron

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LeBron James would make most, if not every, team in the league a playoff team if he were to join them. However, he would make some teams better than others. Here, we’re going to rank every single team’s starting 5 if LeBron were to join.

1. Oklahoma City Thunder:
PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Reggie Jackson

SF: LeBron James

PF: Kevin Durant

C: Serge Ibaka

 

2. Houston Rockets:

PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: James Harden

SF: Chandler Parsons

PF: LeBron James

C: Dwight Howard

 

3. Chicago Bulls:
PG: Derrick Rose

SG: Jimmy Butler

SF: Doug McDermott

PF: LeBron James

C: Joakim Noah

 

4. Golden State Warriors:

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Andre Iguodala

PF: LeBron James

C: David Lee

 

5. Los Angeles Clippers:

PG: Chris Paul

SG: JJ Redick

SF: LeBron James

PF: Blake Griffin

C: DeAndre Jordan

 

6. Portland Trail Blazers:

PG: Damian Lillard

SG: Wesley Matthews

SF: Nicolas Batum

PF: LeBron James

C: LaMarcus Aldridge

 

7. San Antonio Spurs:
PG: Tony Parker

SG: Danny Green

SF: Kawhi Leonard

PF: LeBron James

C: Tim Duncan

 

8. Brooklyn Nets:

PG: Deron Williams

SG: Joe Johnson
SF: Paul Pierce

PF: LeBron James

C: Mason Plumlee

 

9. Charlotte Hornets:
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Gerald Henderson
SF: LeBron James

PF: Noah Vonleh
C: Al Jefferson

 

10. Atlanta Hawks:

PG: Jeff Teague

SG: Kyle Korver

SF: LeBron James

PF: Paul Millsap
C: Al Horford

 

11. Cleveland Cavaliers:
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Andrew Wiggins

SF: LeBron James

PF: Tristan Thompson

C: Anderson Varejao

 

12. Dallas Mavericks

PG: Raymond Felton
SG: Monta Ellis

SF: LeBron James

PF: Dirk Nowitzki

C: Tyson Chandler

 

13. Detroit Pistons:

PG: LeBron James

SG: Brandon Jennings
SF: Josh Smith

PF: Greg Monroe

C: Andre Drummond

 

14. Memphis Grizzlies:
PG: Mike Conley

SG: Jordan Adams

SF: LeBron James

PF: Zach Randolph

C: Marc Gasol

 

15. Boston Celtics:
PG: Rajon Rondo

SG: James Young

SF: LeBron James

PF: Jeff Green

C: Jared Sullinger

 

16. New Orleans Pelicans:
PG: Jrue Holiday

SG: Eric Gordon

SF: Tyreke Evans

PF: LeBron James

C: Anthony Davis

 

17. Denver Nuggets:
PG: Ty Lawson

SG: Gary Harris

SF: LeBron James

PF: Kenneth Faried

C: JJ Hickson

 

18. Minnesota Timberwolves:

PG: Ricky Rubio

SG: Kevin Martin

SF: LeBron James

PF: Kevin Love

C: Nikola Pekovic

 

19. Milwaukee Bucks:

PG: Brandon Knight

SG: Giannis Antetokounmpo

SF: LeBron James

PF: Jabari Parker

C: John Henson

 

20. Indiana Pacers:
PG: George Hill

SG: Paul George
SF: LeBron James

PF: David West

C: Roy Hibbert

 

21. Phoenix Suns:

PG: Eric Bledsoe

SG: Goran Dragic

SF: Gerald Green

PF: LeBron James

C: Miles Plumlee

 

22. Miami Heat:

PG: Shabazz Napier

SG: Dwyane Wade

SF: LeBron James

PF: Chris Bosh

C: Chris Andersen

 

23. Orlando Magic:

PG: Elfrid Payton

SG: Victor Oladipo

SF: LeBron James

PF: Aaron Gordon

C: Nikola Vucevic

 

24. Washington Wizards:

PG: John Wall

SG: Bradley Beal

SF: LeBron James

PF: Nene

C: Marcin Gortat

 

25. Philadelphia 76ers:

PG: Michael Carter-Williams

SG: James Anderson

SF: LeBron James

PF: Nerlens Noel

C: Joel Embiid

 

26. Sacramento Kings:

PG: Isaiah Thomas

SG: Ben McLemore

SF: Rudy Gay

PF: LeBron James

C: DeMarcus Cousins

 

27. Utah Jazz:
PG: Trey Burke

SG: Dante Exum

SF: Gordon Hayward

PF: LeBron James

C: Derrick Favors

 

28. Los Angeles Lakers:
PG: Steve Nash

SG: Kobe Bryant

SF: LeBron James

PF: Julius Randle
C: Jordan Hill

 

29. New York Knicks:

PG: Jose Calderon

SG: Iman Shumpert

SF: LeBron James

PF: Amare Stoudemire
C: Samuel Dalembert

 

30. Toronto Raptors:

PG: Greivis Vasquez

SG: DeMar DeRozan

SF: LeBron James

PF: Amir Johnson

C: Jonas Valanciunas

 

In Conclusion, LeBron should choose his team very wisely. Both Miami and the Lakers are in the bottom 10, yet Miami is the clear favorite for his services and the Lakers are in contention. In truth, 4 of the top 5 teams (Rockets, Bulls, Warriors, Clippers) are actually in contention, and thus are realistic destinations. If he joined any of these 4 teams, he’d form a super team that would go down in history. Of course, not all 30 teams are going to court LeBron, as they may not have the money or need for him, but regardless of where he goes, no matter what team, he will create a great team that will go deep into the playoffs.

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