NBA Power Rankings: Can Lakers, Nets flip the switch for the stretch run?

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24. San Antonio Spurs

Many thought the San Antonio Spurs were going to try and make a major move at the NBA Trade Deadline, but they didn’t. They traded Derrick White but ultimately decided to pretty much stand pat.

Either way, this is a team to watch during the offseason. Over the last few weeks, the one big storyline will revolve around Gregg Popovich and his future with the team.

23. New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have had a PR nightmare over the last week. It started when recently acquired CJ McCollum said he had not spoken with Zion Williamson. That has since changed but now the piling on has fallen on Zion.

He’s been attacked and has been painted as a villain by talking heads. This will be an interesting offseason for the Pelicans and Zion.