Friday, December 2, 2022
JVSpin

Looking into the Western Conference for the upcoming NBA season

- Advertisement -

For the first time in years, the Western Conference is sufficiently less competitive than the Eastern Conference. That does not necessarily mean it is worse. It is just more predictable. About half a dozen teams on the Eastern side can justifiably consider themselves contenders for the Finals. Other than the Clippers, most of the West is mainly just fighting for silver. The Lakers are that good.

The Dallas Mavericks made sacrifices on the offensive side on purpose. They gave away Seth Curry to improve their defense and Delon Wright for cap flexibility. Kristaps Porzingis will be missing the beginning of the season. Last season, the Mavericks had such a great lead over the field that even a big dip does not need to knock them off of the top spot. The gap of 2.6 points per 100 possessions between them and the No. 2 Clippers was identical to the gap between the No. 2 Clippers and the No. 14 76ers. Short of further injury, Dallas should enter the season as favourites to be the NBA’s No. 1 offense.

The Denver Nuggets are not ready to rely on Bol Bol but have not left themselves any alternatives. JaMychal Green is more of a matchup centre than a consistent backup centre. Even Zeke Nnaji is a rookie. With Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant gone as well, there are minutes to be filled. The Nuggets have a right to be sceptical about Bol’s readiness but are going to have to him under the fire sooner or later. He will play 15 minutes per game across 50 appearances.

The Nuggets had an unexpected run to the Conference Finals in the Playoffs last year.
The Nuggets had an unexpected run to the Conference Finals in the Playoffs last year.
Image Credits: Colorado Springs Gazette
1xbit

Steve Kerr has been a coach to Stephen Curry for five years. The Golden State Warriors finished below third on offense, but they have never been without Klay Thompson either. If Curry is the only player, the floor suddenly looks a bit more cramped. Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr. are combined 32.6% career 3-point shooters, and that does not even factor in the presence of a center. Golden State will finish between 11th and 15th on offense.

Warriors leader Stephen Curry finally played NBA basketball after a long time.
Warriors leader Stephen Curry finally played NBA basketball after a long time. Image Credits: Warriors Wire – USA Today

The Houston Rockets will not make a decision on James and until the 76ers make a decision on Ben Simmons. Despite reports and statements to the contrary, the 76ers will not make a decision until they have seen their new team play together.

- Advertisement -
spot_img
Advait Jajodia
Advait Jajodia
An experienced sports content writer. A national-level basketball player and a huge sporting enthusiast.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles

Bitdefender WW

Stay Connected

220FansLike
122FollowersFollow
187FollowersFollow
Ajio [CPS] IN

Hot Topics

spot_img

Latest Articles

Trending

Featured

Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add technosports.co.in to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.

×
KERALA GOVERNMENT HAS BANNED AVATAR 2!! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY- TOP MCU SECRETS HAS BEEN EXPOSED RBI RETAIL DIGITAL RUPEE: GET ALL THE LATEST UPDATES ALL THE TOP LUXURY CARS WILL LAUNCH IN DECEMBER 2022 ALL THE SMARTPHONES WILL EQUIP SNAPDRAGON 8 GEN 2 SoC