The Western Conference has had some massive shake-ups this off-season, both by departure and addition. The Nuggets and Lakers, most notably, lost big by missing out on their premier free agents. The Warriors and Rockets were both there, ready to rip away said superstar from each team, respectively. The Spurs re-affirmed their history as the foreign capital of the NBA, while the Grizzlies added depth and the Trailblazers improved their bench 10 fold.
In the end, what does this all mean for the standings in the Western Conference? Who are the contenders? Who are the pretenders? How bad will the Clippers choke? Allow us to break it down for you.