Atlanta Hawks 79 - Lonzo Ball 86 - Devin Booker 78 - Otto Porter Jr. 86 - Zion Williamson 85 - Domantas Sabonis
Total Rating: 414
Philadelphia 76ers 84 - Ja Morant 84 - Jamal Murray 80 - Luke Kennard 91 - Nikola Jokic 79 - Aron Baynes
Total Rating: 418
Utah Jazz 81 - Dejounte Murray 80 - Seth Curry 82 - TJ Warren 96 - Kevin Durant 86 - Clint Capela
Total Rating: 425
This group is definitely Utah's to lose, with the only top 10 pick in Durant and the highest rated team. The Jazz team mixes both offense and defense and seems to me like it might be one of the favorite of the entire tournament. On the flip side of this group, I just can't see the Hawks having much chance. The Atlanta roster would be an incredibly valuable one in D5 due to its youth, but it isn't exactly the strongest lineup in a one-time tournament. That leaves the Pelicans and 76ers fighting for the 2nd spot in Group C, with both teams being built incredible similar and neither having a lick of defense to speak of. This honestly seems like close to a complete toss-up to me, but I think I would favor the 76ers slightly more as the Morant-Murray backcourt provides loads more playmaking than a Lavine-Redick backcourt does.
Prediction: 1. Utah Jazz (3-0) 2. Philadelphia 76ers (2-1) 3. New Orleans Pelicans (1-2) 4. Atlanta Hawks (0-3)