The five must-watch teams on NBA League Pass this season

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With the new NBA season just 6 days away, fans across the world are securing their League Pass subscriptions as they look forward to seeing the best teams and players in action again in what promises to be a fascinating campaign.

Of course, as with every year, there are certain teams and players who are worth watching more than others and give you your money's worth on a nightly basis and are responsible for making the league what it is.

So here are the five must-watch teams on League Pass for the upcoming season:

Golden State Warriors

Let's get this out of the way early. The Warriors have been THE must-watch team on League Pass over the last two years because of the quality of their basketball and the jaw-dropping brilliance of Steph Curry.

Fans who are lucky enough to watch the team's games in person turn up hours early in the arenas just to see the two-time MVP go through his usual pre-match routine, but once he steps out onto the court he puts on a show for everybody watching.

The addition of Kevin Durant over the summer has made the Dubs even more watchable and they will surely give basketball purists their money's worth.

They will be hunted and every opponent will treat their game with Golden State as a playoff encounter. So unsurprisingly, they will be the team to tune into almost every night.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Another team we should get out of the way. They're the defending champions and have LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, so their attraction speaks for itself.

However, as we saw last season, the Cavs are expected to be the runaway leaders of the east, but they tend to take their foot off the gas and not play to their potential every night and are prone to the odd upset.

Like the Warriors, most teams will give the Cavaliers their best shot and you can expect every arena to be full when the champs, and the King, come to town.

Cleveland and Golden State are the favourites to do battle in a third straight finals series and so it will be interesting to see if they live up to their billing in the regular season.

New York Knicks

The intrigue factor will make the Knicks a team to watch this year. With the acquisitions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings they have certainly bolstered the roster with some big names.

The fascinating aspect will be how they mesh and play together on the floor, will it be a resounding success or a horrible failure? Whatever the outcome, it'll be fun to tune in for.

Madison Square Garden is arguably the best place to play basketball, so if they get things right, the atmosphere will be special and that's something that you wouldn't want to miss.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The T-Wolves are easily the most talented young team in the league and have a big future ahead of them. Under new head coach Tom Thibodeau, they could realise their potential sooner than expected and make the playoffs this year.

With a core young group of Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, Minnesota can do some damage and are already being tipped to secure a top eight finish in the west.

With the speed and athleticism they've got in the team, they will be a fun team to watch and many will be keen to see them mature and become a competitive franchise.

Los Angeles Clippers

Regardless of what people may think of the Clippers, they couldn't be left off this list. They are not called Lob City for no reason.

They may never be anybody's tip to win the championship and they may not be able to compete with the Warriors on the court, but they can definitely be in the same conversation as them in terms of style.

They have overtaken the Lakers as the hottest basketball ticket in town and with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan on the floor together, they will always treat you to alley-oops and monster throwdowns. They know how to entertain.

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Golden State Warriors
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