Ranking the NBA’s Top 5 Title Contenders Now That Free Agency Is Over

Top 5 Title Contenders After NBA Free Agency 2014

NBA Free Agency Title Contenders 2014-2015
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NBA free agency was all over the place this year, and a few new teams have gotten themselves much closer to a position where they can truly fight for a championship. Here's a look at the top five title contenders heading into the 2014-15 season.

5. Chicago Bulls

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5. Chicago Bulls

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The Chicago Bulls missed out on Carmelo Anthony, but they did add Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott. Many forget that this was a 60-win team the last time Derrick Rose was healthy in 2010-11, and Chicago's roster this season looks to be quite a bit better than it was then. While everything admittedly hinges on Rose staying healthy, the Bulls appear to be serious title contenders.

4. Los Angeles Clippers

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4. Los Angeles Clippers

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The Los Angeles Clippers sorely needed a third big man to supplement DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, so they added Spencer Hawes in free agency. Hawes is a nice signing and should help space the floor, which has been a problem in the past for lineups featuring both Griffin and Jordan. With Chris Paul on the roster, Griffin still getting even better and Doc Rivers as head coach, the Clippers are a fixture in the top five.

3. Cleveland Cavaliers

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3. Cleveland Cavaliers

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The return of LeBron James instantly makes the Cleveland Cavaliers the most likely team to come out of the Eastern Conference. Mike Miller was a quality signing as well. Cleveland is deep into the Kevin Love sweepstakes and is considered the favorite to land him at the moment, but the Cavs should be a great team whether that happens or not.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

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2. Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Oklahoma City Thunder wanted more perimeter shooting, and they got one of the league's best in that respect in Anthony Morrow. Other than that, it'll be largely the same Thunder team that we've seen for each of the last two seasons. That's good news as far as OKC's title chances are concerned.

1. San Antonio Spurs

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1. San Antonio Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and are the odds-on favorite to win it all once again in 2014-15. The Spurs are bringing back every single key player from last season's team, and the rest of the NBA still hasn't figured out how to stop them.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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