At no time in NBA history have offenses been more dynamic than they are now, with the past two seasons producing the highest ratings (112.0 or higher) since data collection expanded in the 1973-74 season.

Some of last year's best teams have only added to their scoring attack, either via trade, free agency, the draft or simply getting some key players back from injury.

While there will be no shortage of high-octane offenses in 2022-23, these five teams should be the best the NBA offers.

 

5. Milwaukee Bucks

2021-22 Final Ranking: No. 3, 114.3 rating

The Bucks didn't shake up the roster or add a dynamic scorer or playmaker this offseason, and they didn't need to, either.

This group is a well-oiled machine that has the chemistry, experience and talent to generate points with ease, led by the most unstoppable player in the NBA.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's 29.9 points per game were second overall last season, as Milwaukee can use its superstar in the pick-and-roll, posting up, in transition or taking defenders off the dribble. Antetokounmpo is the league's most dominant player when he gets near the basket, averaging an NBA-high 13.2 points per game in the restricted area last season on 76.6 percent shooting.

Khris Middleton has become the perfect second-option while Jrue Holiday, who normally draws attention for his defensive efforts, put up 18.3 points and 6.8 assists while shooting a career-high 41.4 percent from three last season.

There's plenty of offensive support to go around, from Brook Lopez and Grayson Allen's floor-spacing to Bobby Portis thriving as this team's sixth man. Pat Connaughton, rookie MarJon Beauchamp and free-agent addition Joe Ingles (when he returns from a torn ACL) will all provide shot-making off the bench as well.

Milwaukee has finished in the top-5 offenses in both seasons since Holiday was acquired via trade, with 2022-23 making it three years in a row.

 

4. New Orleans Pelicans

2021-22 Final Ranking: 19th, 111.2 rating

The highest risers on this list, the Pelicans will be much-improved this season for obvious reasons.

Before getting to Zion Williamson, it's important to note just how much of a difference CJ McCollum made following his trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Pre-McCollum Trade: 25th overall, 108.0 offensive rating

Post-McCollum Trade: 9th overall, 117.2 offensive rating

With McCollum operating as a full-time ball-handler for the first time in his career, the Pelicans went from one of the worst scoring units in the NBA to a top-10 team. For the 26 games he was at the Pelicans last season, McCollum averaged 24.3 points and 5.8 assists whilst shooting 49.3 percent overall and 39.4 percent from three.