NBA training camps open everywhere over the next week, with plenty of players looking to secure their spots in opening lineups.

With so many big names changing teams this offseason (Donovan Mitchell, Dejounte Murray, Rudy Gobert, Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Collin Sexton, Jerami Grant, etc.), we could see a lot of shake-ups in a number of franchises' starting fives.

While a lot of these names haven't been chiseled in stone just yet, here's how all 30 teams' starting lineups project to look, including the leading candidate for sixth man.

Atlanta Hawks

Projected Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Trae Young
  • SG: Dejounte Murray
  • SF: De'Andre Hunter
  • PF: John Collins
  • C: Clint Capela
  • Sixth Man: Bogdan Bogdanovic

This is one of the most improved lineups in all of basketball, simply by adding Murray to a backcourt that already features one of the game's greatest offensive threats.

One of the best point-of-attack defenders in the league, Murray also provides Atlanta with a secondary creator, one who finished fourth overall in assists per game (9.2) and fifth in assist percentage (40.6 percent).

If Hunter can put together a healthy season, he's a big wing who can hit shots and defend at a high level. His next contract will depend on all three.

A frontcourt of Collins and Capela will be terrific pick-and-roll partners for both Young and Murray, although we'll see how long Collins is satisfied in an offensive role that should be reduced even more now with Murray on board.

After being a part-time starter for the past five years, Bogdanovic could thrive now in a dedicated sixth man role with both his scoring and playmaking ability.


Boston Celtics

Projected Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Marcus Smart
  • SG: Jaylen Brown
  • SF: Jayson Tatum
  • PF: Al Horford
  • C: Robert Williams III
  • Sixth Man: Malcolm Brogdon

The defending Eastern Conference champs bring back a highly successful starting five while also adding Brogdon via trade from the Indiana Pacers, someone who should immediately be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate.

Only three five-man combos in the entire NBA spent more time together than this starting five, as the Celtics posted a jaw-dropping plus-24.3 net rating in 907 total possessions, per Cleaning the Glass.

Boston also has a ton of flexibility if the 36-year-old Horford starts to slip, either by swapping in Grant Williams at power forward or going small with Brogdon, Smart, Brown, Tatum and Williams.

For now, there's no reason to change what was the second-most successful starting unit in the NBA last season.


Brooklyn Nets

Projected Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Kyrie Irving
  • SG: Seth Curry
  • SF: Kevin Durant
  • PF: Ben Simmons
  • C: Nic Claxton
  • Sixth Man: Joe Harris

Positions mean little to this Nets group, who could end up starting Simmons at point guard, center or anywhere in between.

Putting someone who's been a point guard their entire career and is coming off back surgery as the starting center to begin the season seems risky, however, so expect Brooklyn to use Claxton as the opening 5 for now.

Curry could eventually be jumped in the starting five by Harris, although the 31-year-old should probably come off the bench to start as the Nets try to ease him back to the court following a pair of ankle surgeries.

At some point, a starting five of Irving, Curry, Harris, Durant and Simmons could be the best offensive unit in the NBA given the amount of elite shooting and playmaking that this group would possess.


Charlotte Hornets

Projected Starting Lineup:

  • PG: LaMelo Ball
  • SG: Terry Rozier
  • SF: Gordon Hayward
  • PF: P.J. Washington
  • C: Mason Plumlee
  • Sixth Man: Kelly Oubre Jr.

Despite all being on the Hornets last season, this five-man combo didn't log a single minute together, according to Cleaning the Glass, so it's tough to tell just how well they'll co-exist.

It's only a matter of time before No. 15 overall pick Mark Williams takes the starting center job from Plumlee, although the veteran should win the honors out of training camp. Williams could eventually become a terrific defensive anchor and lob threat playing next to Ball, however.

Oubre is one of the NBA's better sixth men who would be starting for a number of teams, and he will inevitably see time with this group if Hayward's durability issues persist.

It would be nice to see second-year shooting guard James Bouknight push Rozier for the starting job at some point, as his development could go a long way in deciding where the Hornets will finish in the East.


Chicago Bulls

Projected Starting Lineup:

  • PG: Alex Caruso
  • SG: Zach LaVine
  • SF: DeMar DeRozan
  • PF: Patrick Williams
  • C: Nikola Vucevic
  • Sixth Man: Ayo Dosunmu

Lingering knee pain and now a second knee surgery will likely cause Ball to miss the beginning of the season, although perhaps no team in the NBA has as many ball-handling guards (Caruso, Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic) to step in, if needed.

LaVine and DeRozan are All-Stars who should once again have big seasons, and Vucevic is playing for a new contract while currently finishing up a four-year, $100 million deal.

Williams' development going into year three could be the difference between a top-six seed or play-in spot for these Bulls, who face some heavily improved competition in the East.