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My Western Conference Prediction

We have seen some action in the preseason. The stalwart teams don't take it seriously and rest their starters. The middle of the pack has a balancing act of resting but developing players. The pathetics play as if it is Game 7 to convince themselves that winning is possible.

I have taken a few games to heart and this is my prediction for the final standings after 82 games.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->Oklahoma City (Barring Westbrook’s shooting doesn’t prevent Durant from a scoring title and all hell breaks loose)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2. <!--[endif]--> LA Lakers (#2 only because the team will pace themselves for the playoffs)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->LA Clippers (CP3 doin’ his thing)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->San Antonio (I keep waiting for their arthiritis to drop them, this is their LAST "last season")

<!--[if !supportLists]-->5. <!--[endif]-->Denver (Will be a top 5 most fun team to watch after GSW, Oklahoma)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->6. <!--[endif]-->Memphis (Rudy Gay is straight ballin’, Conley is the most underrated floor captain, but this team drops if Z Bo doesn’t come up big)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->7. <!--[endif]-->Utah (Depth at the 4 & 5, but starting Gordon Hayward almost makes you drop to 10. I am still undecided on the impact of Mo Williams- not good for their big men)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->8. <!--[endif]-->Golden State (I wouldn’t be a Warriors fan if I didn’t believe this every year, but write it down folks. Landry will make a louder splash than we anticipate as well)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->9. <!--[endif]-->Dallas (Bold statement, but necessary for #8 to happen. Their epic run required team ball, but they are weak at PG/Dirk is injured)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->10. <!--[endif]-->Minnesota (A healthy Rubio & K Love = still not good enough. Praying for a B Roy comeback though)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->11. <!--[endif]-->Portland (LA is still a beast. Lillard has some fun. Not quite there)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->12. <!--[endif]-->Sacramento (A lot of wasted talent going on here)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->13. <!--[endif]-->New Orleans (Davis makes Unibrows trendy again and I stop plucking mine by the Allstar break)

<!--[if !supportLists]-->14. <!--[endif]-->Phoenix (Never rebuild your core around Dragic [likeable] & Louis Scola [ugliest man in basketball])

<!--[if !supportLists]-->15. <!--[endif]-->Houston (Jeremy Lin is carrying this franchise on his shoulders. There is nobody else. Jan 21 vs. Charlotte will be an epic battle that they will lose)

What's yours?

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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