The NBA is seven-deep right now. What I mean is, by the arbitrary standards vested in me, there are seven teams that could feasibly win a title.
Q=While a Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks or Memphis Grizzlies championship feels so strange to fathom, it's not beyond the realm of possibility. A San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City, Miami Heat or Los Angeles Lakers title were all imaginable in the preseason and still are—even with L.A.'s recent struggles.
The NBA only invites a few title outcomes, despite carrying 30 teams. As the season progresses, it will become increasingly clear that much of the league is window shopping while a select few battle for the biggest prize.