NBA: Landscape in the West after wild offseason
so now that the dust has finally settled on another wild summer in the NBA LeBron James his part of helping them certainly improve their 35 wins last year 450 wins my opinion but he didn’t get that second star to come with him and with that I think comes the natural question of how good can the Lakers be we’re talking about a conference in which the Warriors did nothing but get better yet again DeMarcus Cousins Bargain Basement deal of $5000000 plus Kevin Durant re-signing you have Jonas Jerebko also part of their second unit now you got the Rockets with a very interesting summer I think all-in-all probably taking a small step backwards when it comes to their fight to stay with the Warriors but Carmelo Anthony expected to come their way soon not fit is going to be very important as they try to make the most of James Harden’s Prime Chris Paul getting of the Twilight years try to get healthy again in and be right there with you in state but the problem for the Bron in my opinion as that’s the West again seems as loaded as ever San Antonio if DeMar DeRozan clicks with Gregg Popovich after that big trade with Toronto that sent Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors that I think this LaMarcus Aldridge dejounte Murray and that crew could be very good OKC Paul George having a big time commitment for your deal to stay with the Thunder now has more chemistry I think with Russell Westbrook entire group Kristen one of the best defenders in the entire league is healthy again going to help them he’s going to be ready for training camp we definitely cannot sleep on the Utah Jazz that cord that they have in young Grayson Allen as part of their group I think was a good deal for the Portland Trail Blazers you said nurkic also want to do contract got to do back and don’t forget that’s the team that was third in the west last year again the West is loaded so for LeBron in Lakers the challenge for him I think is going to be how to get the most out of these young players I don’t know if it’s going to be happening in the first season in the west I do like the move long-term LeBron at 33 is not a regular 33 this man just came off the best season of his entire career but I think he’s going to have a hard time making Headway in his first year in the West here’s her up against itSportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick dissects the new-look Western Conference in which LeBron James now resides.
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