NBA offseason 2024: Franchise overhaul tiers, from title contenders to full rebuilds

The Boston Celtics snapped a 16-year championship drought on Monday night, defeating the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to claim their record-setting 18th NBA title.

As a result, the 2023-24 NBA season officially is in the books. And, naturally, the 2024-25 offseason instantly got underway.

To capture a snapshot of an offseason already heading into a sprint -- in a first for the league, teams could begin agreeing to new contracts and extensions with their own free agents right after the Finals ended -- let's take a holistic look at where all 30 teams stand in their pursuits of a title and the biggest questions they face this summer.

To do so, we divided franchises into 10 different tiers -- beginning with the true title contenders before eventually diving into the throes of rebuilding processes around the league. (Note: Teams are organized alphabetically within each tier, and projected salary cap space is via ESPN's Bobby Marks.)

Jump to a tier:
True title contenders
One move away
On the fringes, with big upside
They are who they are
Emerging playoff threats
Big names, big money, big questions
Postseason party-crashers
Stuck in neutral
Rebuilding around a star
Starting at square one