Western Conference Rankings

Check out my Eastern Conference Rankings here.   Young teams that might be good some day 15) Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers have the potential to be a good team a couple of years from now due to their solid young core: D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. They also have cap space to spend next season. I’m not sure why they signed Timofey Mozgov to a 4-year $60 million deal, but hey, maybe his slow paced game will attract Russell Westbrook. Mozgov signing with the Lakers for 4…

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Are the New Orleans Pelicans a playoff team?

The New Orleans Pelicans are a sleeper team worth paying attention to this upcoming season. They also have a good chance of making the playoffs. One may beg to differ, as last season was a brutal one. On paper, the 2013-2014 Pelicans had promise. With a new name, and acquisitions of All-Star Jrue Holiday and former rookie of the year Tyreke Evans, the Pelicans looked like a potential force to be reckoned with. So why did they finish with such an unimpressive record of 34-48? Acquiring a game-changing player or…

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