What a shakeup this league has undergone. I would imagine that if the public were to choose in some hypothetical battle between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, the Knicks would be the favorite even if the Lakers were fully healthy.
Could you have imagined such a scenario two months ago?
Oklahoma City exemplifies how quickly public opinion can change. After trading James Harden, I and others figured them for fringe contention. Now? I might just call them the favorites.
Note: I said "might." You'll have to click through to find out.