Every season has its fair share of good and bad. The Warriors, Cavs, and Spurs, have been the good teams for the past couple of years. Meanwhile, teams like the Lakers, Nets, and Timberwolves have been scraping near the bottom for a while now.
Obviously, it takes a lot for a bad team to become good again, and some teams aren't even good very often. Nevertheless, every team eventually gets their moment. For these three NBA bottom feeders, their days in the lottery may be coming to an end soon...
When you talk about teams on the rise, the 76ers may have the quickest climb of them all. With Ben Simons and Joel Embiid returning healthy, it gives Philly the star power it needs to compete for a playoff spot.
Not to mention Markelle Fultz, who may be the best talent in the draft. All those years of losing and tanking may finally be paying off. Even if the Sixers don't make the playoffs this upcoming season, it won't take long for their young guys to develop into superstars, provided they can all stay healthy for a full season.
Los Angeles Lakers
Since their 2010 title win, the Lakers have never been the same. The last 7 years have been filled with disappointments and sub par performances. The city of Los Angeles, and the Lakers, however, seems to always find a way out of dire situations. Sure, it took a little while, but Laker Nation finally has some stars for the future.
With Brandon Ingram, the Lakers have a go-to scoring option on offense, and his long KD-like frame can help him get his shot off against virtually anyone. 2017 #2 pick Lonzo Ball has been compared to Magic Johnson for his extreme playmaking and passing abilities. The Clippers may have borrowed Los Angeles for a bit, but it may be time for the Lakers to take it back.
Recently, people have raised their expectations for the Wolves. When Karl Anthony-Towns proved to be one of the best Center in the league, people were expecting a revival in Minnesota. For a while there, that revival never came, and people began to write off the Wolves all over again.
The time has finally come for the Timberwolves, and it could spell danger for the rest of the league.