Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

Superstar Players These 7 NBA Teams Are Missing

Wouldn't we all love to live in an ideal world? Ideally, the nation's funds would be distributed more fairly, there wouldn't be impoverished people, the weekend would be three days long, and we wouldn't have to wait a whole week for the next episode of Game of Thrones to come on. 


Living in a world that's "ideal" sounds pretty good right about now, so let's just take a minute to enjoy the feeling a little while longer while we have it.


In a world that's ideal, everything would be in place, and as far as the NBA is concerned, these seven superstars would be right at home where they belong too.


Why should Kevin Durant be the only one who gets to live happily ever after?

7. Spurs: Chris Paul

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

Tony Parker's getting old and it's looking like it's time for a changing of the guard out in San Antonio. The Spurs find a way to be formidable every year regardless of their amount of superstar talent, so adding one may just open the flood gates. The Spurs are in need of a new floor general and Chris Paul would clearly be their guy.

6. Thunder: Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans v Charlotte Hornets

Russell Westbrook seems to have finally gotten himself some help out in OKC with the team's  acquisition of Paul George. However, will that be enough to get them over the hump? Probably not, which speaks to why the Thunder are in need of adding yet another dynamic piece. Anthony Davis would give the Thunder an interior presence that would immediately catapult this team into championship contention. Sam Presti and the boys need to figure out a way to get this deal done.

5. Celtics: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Game One

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a pretty large piece for the Celtics to still be missing, but the fact of the matter is, just about every championship team has a top tier wing player. Can Gordon Hayward be that guy? That remains to be seen, but Giannis mostly definitely could be. 7-footers with guard skills are hard to come by, but here's one staring us in the face. The Celtics may just be a Greek Freak away from truly being NBA champions.

4. Wizards: DeMarcus Cousins

New Orleans Pelicans v Charlotte Hornets

A lot of DeMarcus Cousins' future is still riding on how he fares this season, but regardless of it all, Boogie should want out of New Orleans. There's already way too many teams that are a DeMarcus Cousins away from competing for a championship for him to stay with the Pelicans. Cousins rejoining forces with his former college teammate John Wall in DC makes a lot of sense. The Wizards are a team that's right on the cusp of contention and swapping out Marcin Gortat for Boogie would likely be all she wrote. 

3. Rockets: Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks v Houston Rockets

The Rockets are still missing Carmelo Anthony, but the good news is, this is one of the few moves on this list that has a pretty good shot of coming to fruition. There's mutual interest from both sides, they're just still trying to iron out some of the details. For now we wait. Melo would provide Houston with yet another elite scoring threat, and the trio of him, Harden, and Paul would certainly be enough to put them in great position to make a run at Golden State.

2. Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving

Minnesota Timberwolves v Cleveland Cavaliers

Imagine for a second a starting lineup that featured Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl-Anthony Towns. It wouldn't even matter who the fifth guy was. Jeff van Gundy could suit up for that team and they'd still win 60 games. Irving to the T-Wolves would be legendary. They'd add youth and firepower all in one fell swoop, making this foursome on par with the best in the game.

1. Cavaliers: John Wall

Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

With Irving having already packed his proverbial bags and headed towards the door, enter a new Cavaliers point man. John Wall has seemingly made it known that he wouldn't mind playing alongside James if it meant going to the NBA Finals each and every year. Wall could even be a better fit for the team than Irving ever was. Wall is not only a capable scorer, he's an elite defender, and gets double-doubles in his sleep. Losing Irving, but bringing in Wall would certainly be a blessing in disguise. 

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