Sorting out the Western Conference

5-on-5: Best team in the West? Most disappointing team? Dangerous dark horse?

Updated: January 5, 2012, 3:19 AM ET
ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network

The Lakers, Mavs, Grizzlies and new-look Clippers are struggling, the Thunder are feuding, and the Spurs are hurting.

What's up with the West's would-be contenders? Here are 25 takes:

1. Which is the best team in the Western Conference so far?

Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN.com: Oklahoma City, warts and all. A 35-foot buzzer-beater is the perfect spectacle to remind NBA fans why this game is so infectious, but the Thunder have to find easier ways to get Kevin Durant the ...

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