NBA Western Conference Preview

In just over a week the 2023-2024 NBA season will tip off. In this one we will preview the Western Conference, breaking down the top players, teams, and predictions.

Top Teams in the Conference

The Denver Nuggets have to be the favorite in the Western Conference after winning the championship last year and maintaining their core group of players. Other top teams are the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Golden State Warriors. Any other team seems extremely unlikely to make a run at winning the Western Conference.

Top Players in the Conference

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The Western Conference is stacked with talent compared to the Eastern Conference. Nikola Jokic has won two MVPs and plays with one of the top point guards in Jamal Murray as well as other strong role players. The Lakers still have LeBron James who has yet to regress much and Anthony Davis, an MVP candidate if healthy. Phoenix reloaded last year by getting Kevin Durant and now they have Bradley Beal as well. The Warriors, Kings, and Clippers have kept all their cores in tact and health will be crucial in their success. Two of the top rookies are in the West, Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson.

Sleeper Teams in the Conference

Oklahoma City is everyone’s favorite sleeper team. They have talent but not much depth. Another team to watch is Dallas who no one has talked about that much heading into the year. They have Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic and if those two have chemistry it may not matter much who else is on their team.

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