Here are my Western Conference Standings for this upcoming season!
: no explanation needed.
: They would be the first seed again this year if Boogie did not sign. I think the loss of Ariza and Mbah a Moute will affect them a little bit. They are still contenders for the championship, and I fully trust in Harden and CP3 running the way.
: This may seem bias or shocking for some people, but I have faith we’re going to be the third seed. Last year was a disappointment, with rumors all over the place about PG’s decision, how Melo was playing, Dre hurt, Russ not sacrificing and Donovan just not coaching. This season, there’s no need to waste 20 games for chemistry. With a healthy lineup and no Melo, I see OKC being better than a LeBron lead Lakers, who are a lottery team without him. Thunder played extremely well against LeBron last season with a lot of problems. No need for Russ and PG to be worrying about Melo shooting anymore.
: With a LeBron lead team, you could cause a lot of damage. The Lakers are a team that without LeBron they aren’t that good, similar to the Cavs. I feel like there’s going to be chemistry issues for 10 games max. Lakers are still a young developing team alongside LeBron, so it’d take a lot. Also, this is LeBrons first time in his career he has the play the West teams 4 times a year. Lakers are going to be fighting with the Thunder for the third seed, and I see LA losing. -
: With that much drama going around with Jimmy Butler, I still see this T-Wolves team being the 5th seed. People forget the Wolves were the 3rd seed before Jimmy got down. Obviously there’s going to be little chemistry issues, but I see this Wolves team getting the fifth seed but not going far in the playoffs.