As the Denver Nuggets prepare to defend their NBA championship in the 2023-24 season, they face a challenging task to keep their title against a host of competitive contenders. Let’s rank the top 10 NBA teams with the best chances to dethrone the Nuggets:
1. Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks made a significant offseason move by acquiring Damian Lillard, forming a formidable trio alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.
2. Los Angeles Lakers: The Lakers have bolstered their roster with new additions, including Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish, Jaxon Hayes, Taurean Prince, and Christian Wood, to complement LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and D’Angelo Russell.
3. Miami Heat: Led by Jimmy Butler, the Heat aim to build on their previous Finals appearance and have a strong desire for redemption after recent losses.
4. Phoenix Suns: Despite significant changes in their roster, the Suns have built a super team with Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, presenting a significant challenge for the Nuggets.
5. Golden State Warriors: The Warriors secured Chris Paul’s services, retained their core trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, and added depth with Usman Garuba and Rudy Gay.
These rankings reflect the competitive landscape in the NBA, and the upcoming season promises exciting battles as these teams vie for the championship and the chance to dethrone the reigning champions, the Denver Nuggets.