Southwest Division


1. San Antonio Spurs

They are still a deep, talented roster and remain among the best in the conference.

2. New Orleans Pelicans

A healthy Anthony Davis can make all the difference for them being a playoff team.

3. Memphis Grizzlies

While they are getting a little older, they are a tough team to keep down.

4. Dallas Mavericks

Adding Harrison Barnes could be seen as a risk, but he is far too talented to not help them.

5. Houston Rockets

This will be an interesting experiment with James Harden running the show.

San Antonio Spurs

Head Coach: Gregg Popovich

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: G Dejounte Murray

Key Acquisitions: F Pau Gasol (Chicago)

Starting Lineup: G Tony Parker, G Danny Green, F Kawhi Leonard, F LaMarcus Aldridge, C Pau Gasol

New Orleans Pelicans

Head Coach: Alvin Gentry

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: G Buddy Hield

Key Acquisitions: G Lance Stephenson (Memphis), F Terrence Jones (Houston)

Starting Lineup: G Tyreke Evans, G Buddy Hield, F Dante Cunningham, F Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik

Memphis Grizzlies

Head Coach: David Fizdale (Miami)

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: G Wade Baldwin

Key Acquisitions: F Chandler Parsons (Dallas)

Starting Lineup: G Mike Conley, G Tony Allen, F Chandler Parsons, F Zach Randolph, C Marc Gasol

Dallas Mavericks

Head Coach: Rick Carlisle

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: C Andrew Bogut (Golden State), F Harrison Barnes (Golden State)

Starting Lineup: G Deron Williams, G Wesley Matthews, F Harrison Barnes, F Dirk Nowitzki, C Andrew Bogut

Houston Rockets

Head Coach: Mike D’Antoni (Philadelphia)

Key Position: Frontcourt

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Ryan Anderson (New Orleans), G Eric Gordon (New Orleans), F Nene (Washington)

Starting Lineup: G Patrick Beverly, G James Harden, F Trevor Ariza, F Ryan Anderson, C Nene

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