2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Western Conference Playoff Seeds

October 8th, 2010 by Josh Delp Leave a reply »
The Eastern Conference is more lopsided than ever, with three primary contenders in the Celtics, Magic, and Heat.  The Western Conference, however, is a different story.

Every Western Conference playoff team won at least 50 games last year.  The competitive first round series between the first-seeded Lakers and the eighth-seeded Thunder was an example of the West's amazing depth.

This year looks to be more of the same.  However, some of the teams have dropped off a bit.  It’s difficult to predict the seeding, especially if the race is as tight as it was last year. Let’s see how the West shapes up this year.


No. 8 New Orleans Hornets

I like this bunch.  A lot of people don’t think this team is built make the postseason, but I think they can sneak in.  They are on of my three surprise teams to watch for this year.

They have a new coach in Monty Williams, who served under Nate McMillan in Portland.  They’ve added a couple of new pieces in an attempt to entice Chris Paul to stay. Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli, Willie Green, and Jason Smith are all ne ...

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