Alright gang, let’s get into the real meat of the league, the Western Conference.   We all saw the power shift that occurred this offseason with so many Eastern Conference stars heading West, making the divide greater than ever before.  Besides the Cavs and maybe Wizards and Celtics, the Eastern Conference is super weak while the Western is stacked.  Who will win the West? Our experts weigh in, so pay attention.

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

1-Warriors

Well, this should be no surprise to anyone with a pulse, the Warriors are the best team in the NBA again.  Steph Curry and Kevin Durant together are just too nasty for anyone to handle.

 

2-Rockets

Houston really amped up their chances by adding Chris Paul to the already heavy-duty roster.  The former Clipper floor general will settle this feisty team down at the right times.  Should be an interesting team to watch.

 

3-Thunder

Who knows what this team will be like with so many new faces and players that like the ball in their hands.  How will Carmelo adjust to playing the 4? Can Russell Westbrook actually pass the ball?  And how will Paul George fit in?

 

4-Spurs

You just can’t count out a Popovich coached Spurs team, never, ever, ever. Can the old guys stay healthy and can Aldridge snap out of his slump?

 

5-Blazers

The Blazers pulled out all the stops to try and get Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks but failed so do they have enough firepower?  Lillard, McCollum and upstart Nurkic form a nice trio.

 

6-Jazz

Losing all-star Gordon Hayward definitely hurts but with a defensive stud like Rudy Gobert in the middle, it will be hard for anyone to score.  I see them as a middle team in a deep division.

 

7-Timberwolves

The Timberwolves definitely got better with the addition of Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague and hopefully, their young studs improved as well.  The West is really tough and I’m not sure these youngsters are ready yet, maybe next year.

 

8-Clippers

Losing Chris Paul will be tough to handle but grabbing Gallinari could help offset some points.  Blake will be Blake and probably get hurt near the end of the season again…  But he sure can dunk…

 

Rounding out the bottom of the Western Conference will be the Nuggets, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Pelicans, Lakers, Suns and the Kings.  The West is just too deep for all these good teams.  There is a lot of promise with these young squads but they need time to develop.

 

That is our predictions, and hopefully, we are exactly right, cause we just bet the farm…