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NBA Power Rankings: Bucks, Nets lead way going into 2021-22 season

The NBA is officially back on Tuesday night. Check out our preseason NBA Power Rankings and see where we ranked your team heading into 2021-22.

MILWAUKEE — The NBA's diamond season is here, just three months after the Milwaukee Bucks were crowned NBA Champions as they defeated the Phoenix Suns in the Finals.

To celebrate the start of the season, our Locked On NBA local experts voted to power rank all 30 teams prior to the start of the season. The ranking is a consensus average of everyone's votes.

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NBA Preseason Power Rankings

1. Milwaukee Bucks

2020-21 record: 46-26, NBA Champions
Players added in offseason: Grayson Allen
Players lost in offseason: P.J. Tucker, Bryn Forbes
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/4

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2. Brooklyn Nets

2020-21 record: 48-24
Players added in offseason: James Johnson, Patty Mills, DeAndre' Bembry, Jevon Carter
Players lost in offseason: Landry Shamet, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jeff Green
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/4

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3. Utah Jazz

2020-21 record: 52-20
Players added in offseason: Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall
Players lost in offseason: Derrick Favors, Georges Niang
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/7

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4. Phoenix Suns

2020-21 record: 51-21
Players added in offseason: Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, JaVale McGee
Players lost in offseason: Jevon Carter, Torrey Craig
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 1/7

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5. Los Angeles Lakers 

2020-21 record: 42-30
Players added in offseason: Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore, Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk
Players lost in offseason: Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Markieff Morris, Dennis Schroder, Ben McLemore, Andre Drummond
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 2/11

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6. Denver Nuggets

2020-21 record: 47-25
Players added in offseason: Austin Rivers, Jeff Green
Players lost in offseason: JaVale McGee
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 3/10

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7. Atlanta Hawks

2020-21 record: 41-31
Players added in offseason: Gorgui Dieng, Delon Wright
Players lost in offseason: Kris Dunn, Bruno Fernando, Tony Snell
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 3/11

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8. Miami Heat

2020-21 record: 40-32
Players added in offseason: Kyle Lowry, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Dewayne Dedmon
Players lost in offseason: Goran Dragic, Precious Achiuwa, Nemanja Bjelica, Trevor Ariza, Andre Iguodola, Kendrick Nun
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 5/12

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9. Dallas Mavericks

2020-21 record: 42-30
Players added in offseason: Sterling Brown, Reggie Bullock, Moses Brown
Players lost in offseason: Josh Richardson
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 3/15

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10. Philadelphia 76ers

2020-21 record: 49-23
Players added in offseason: Andre Drummond, Georges Niang

Players lost in offseason: George Hill, Dwight Howard
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 5/11

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11. Golden State Warriors

2020-21 record: 39-33
Players added in offseason: Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Iguodala, Chris Chiozza 

Players lost in offseason: Eric Paschall, Kent Bazemore, Kelly Oubre Jr.
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 7/14

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12. Los Angeles Clippers

2020-21 record: 47-25
Players added in offseason: Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow 

Players lost in offseason: Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 7/17

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13. Boston Celtics

2020-21 record: 36-36
Players added in offseason: Enes Kanter, Dennis Schroder, Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Bruno Fernando, Juancho Hernangomez 

Players lost in offseason: Kemba Walker, Tristan Thompson, Carsen Edwards, Evan Fournier, Semi Ojeleye, Tacko Fall
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 10/18

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14. Chicago Bulls

2020-21 record: 31-41
Players added in offseason: DeMar Derozan, Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Tony Bradley, Derrick Jones Jr. 

Players lost in offseason: Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple, Daniel Theis, Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, Lauri Markkanen
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 11/19

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15. New York Knicks

2020-21 record: 41-31
Players added in offseason: Evan Fournier, Taj Gibson, Kemba Walker 

Players lost in offseason: Reggie Bullock, Elfrid Payton 
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 9/18

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16. Portland Trail Blazers

2020-21 record: 42-30
Players added in offseason: Cody Zeller, Tony Snell, Ben McLemore, Larry Nance Jr.

Players lost in offseason: Zach Collins, Enes Kanter, Carmelo Anthony
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 13/19

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17. Memphis Grizzlies

2020-21 record: 38-34
Players added in offseason: Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, Sam Merrill, Jarrett Culver, Kris Dunn, Carsen Edwards 

Players lost in offseason: Jonas Valanciunas, Grayson Allen, Justice Winslow
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 13/22

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18. Charlotte Hornets

2020-21 record: 33-39
Players added in offseason: Ish Smith, Kelly Oubre Jr., Mason Plumlee, Wes Iwundu 

Players lost in offseason: Devonte' Graham, Cody Zeller, Malik Monk
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 17/23

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19. Indiana Pacers 

2020-21 record: 34-38
Players added in offseason: Torrey Craig, Keifer Sykes 

Players lost in offseason: Doug McDermott, Aaron Holiday
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 16/23

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20. Toronto Raptors

2020-21 record: 27-45
Players added in offseason: Goran Dragic, Precious Achiuwa, Sam Dekker, Isaac Bonga, Ishmail Wainright

Players lost in offseason: Kyle Lowry, DeAndre' Bembry 
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 14/24

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21. Minnesota Timberwolves

2020-21 record: 23-49
Players added in offseason: Taurean Prince, Patrick Beverley, Nathan Knight, McKinley Wright IV 

Players lost in offseason: Ricky Rubio
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 16/23

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22. Washington Wizards

2020-21 record: 34-38
Players added in offseason: Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Spencer Dinwiddie, Aaron Holiday

Players lost in offseason: Russell Westbrook,  Alex Len, Ish Smith, Isaac Bonga, Robin Lopez
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 18/25

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23. Sacramento Kings

2020-21 record: 31-41
Players added in offseason: Tristan Thompson, Alex Len

Players lost in offseason: Hassan Whiteside, Delon Wright
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 20/26

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24. New Orleans Pelicans

2020-21 record: 31-41
Players added in offseason: Devonte' Graham, Jonas Valanciunas, Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple

Players lost in offseason: Lonzo Ball, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, James Johnson,  Wes Iwundu
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 20/25

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25. San Antonio Spurs

2020-21 record: 33-39
Players added in offseason: Doug McDermott, Zach Collins, Bryn Forbes, Jock Landale, Chandler Hutchison, Al Farouq-Aminu, Thaddeus Young 

Players lost in offseason: DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Gorgui Dieng, Patty Mills, Trey Lyles
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 23/28

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26. Cleveland Cavaliers

2020-21 record: 22-50
Players added in offseason: Ricky Rubio, Lauri Markkanen 

Players lost in offseason: Taurean Prince, Larry Nance Jr.
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 20/27

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27. Detroit Pistons

2020-21 record: 20-50
Players added in offseason: Kelly Olynyk, Trey Lyles

Players lost in offseason: Mason Plumlee, Wayne Ellington 
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 25/29

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28. Houston Rockets

2020-21 record: 17-55
Players added in offseason: Daniel Theis 

Players lost in offseason: Kelly Olynyk, Sterling Brown
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 25/30

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29. Orlando Magic 

2020-21 record: 21-51
Players added in offseason: Robin Lopez 

Players lost in offseason: Otto Porter Jr.
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 27/30

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30. Oklahoma City Thunder

2020-21 record: 22-50
Players added in offseason:  Derrick Favors

Players lost in offseason: Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Moses Brown, Tony Bradley
Highest/lowest vote in power rankings poll: 27/30

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