Rank 'Em: NBA Western Conference
Created: July 15, 2010, 11:53 AM
Will the Suns be the Lakers' toughest test?
Which teams will step up to challenge the Lakers this coming season?
The Western Conference was loaded with 50-win teams last season, but the NBA's offseason leaves it unclear if any of them are improving enough to unseat the two-time defending champions. The Suns lost Amare Stoudemire but added Hedo Turkoglu. The Jazz lost Carlos Boozer but added Al Jefferson. The Mavericks kept Dirk Nowitzki but missed out on Al Harrington, who is headed to the Nuggets.
So with the bulk of the major offseason moves seemingly in the books, what does the balance of power in the Western Conference look like to you?