Pacific Division


1. Golden State Warriors

Signing Kevin Durant, even for only one season, creates another super team in the NBA.

2. Los Angeles Clippers

If they are healthy they could be a contender in the Western Conference.

3. Phoenix Suns

Their backcourt rotation is among the best in the league.

4. Los Angeles Lakers

With a new head coach and direction, this team could be a good one for years to come.

5. Sacramento Kings

They finally hired a good head coach, now with a new arena they need to settle on a stable roster.

Golden State Warriors

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Key Position: Backcourt

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), F David West (San Antonio), C Zaza Pachulia (Dallas)

Starting Lineup: G Stephen Curry, G Klay Thompson, F Kevin Durant, F Draymond Green, C Anderson Varejao

Los Angeles Clippers

Head Coach: Doc Rivers

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: F Brice Johnson

Key Acquisitions: G Raymond Felton (Dallas), F Brandon Bass (LA Lakers), F Marreese Speights (Golden State)

Starting Lineup: G Chris Paul, G J.J. Redick, F Luc Mbah a Moute, F Blake Griffin, C DeAndre Jordan

Phoenix Suns

Head Coach: Earl Watson (Interim)

Key Position: Backcourt

Key Rookies: F Dragan Bender, F Marquese Chriss

Key Acquisitions: G Leandro Barbosa (Golden State)

Starting Lineup: G Eric Bledsoe, G Devin Booker, F T.J. Warren, F Tyson Chandler, C Alex Len

Los Angeles Lakers

Head Coach: Luke Walton (Golden State)

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: F Brandon Ingram

Key Acquisitions: C Timofey Mozgov (Cleveland), F Luol Deng (Miami), G Jose Calderon (New York)

Starting Lineup: G D’Angelo Russell, G Lou Williams, F Luol Deng, F Julius Randle, C Timofey Mozgov


Head Coach: Dave Joerger (Memphis)

Key Position: Backcourt

Key Rookies: C George Papagiannis, F Skai Labissiere

Key Acquisitions: F Matt Barnes (Memphis), G Arron Afflalo (New York), F Anthony Tolliver (Detroit)

Starting Lineup: G Darren Collison, G Arron Afflalo, F Rudy Gay, F Willie Cauley-Stein, C DeMarcus Cousins

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