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Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
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1. Phoenix Suns

When the Phoenix Suns lost in the NBA Finals, most thought that would be their best chance at “stealing” an NBA Championship. They were viewed as nothing more than a flash in the pan that took advantage of simply being the most healthy team in an injury-plagued postseason.

However, the Suns have proven this season that they are far from that. In fact, through this point in the season, they’ve been head and shoulders the best – and most dominant – team in the league.

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The Suns are clearly the best team in the league and unless they sustain an injury, it will be surprising if this team didn’t, at the very least, make a really deep playoff run.