NBA Power Rankings: Can anyone beat the healthy Nets; Bubble Heat back?

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26. Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers had their bright spots throughout this season, but it was abundantly clear that this team was still a year or two away from being a potential playoff contender in the Eastern Conference.

There are true building blocks in place for the Cavs and they will head into the offseason with some ammunition to potentially bring in some talent via free agency or the draft. This team will surely be better next season.

25. Minnesota Timberwolves

With as much talent that is on the roster, I’m still not sure how the Minnesota Timberwolves figured out how to just win 22 games on the season. This team has elite talent at the top; it just needs to find a way to translate it to actual on-the-court success to be a factor in the Western Conference.

Expect this team to add another high-quality draft pick as they continue to try to fight their way back to relevance