What will the NBA Western Conference look like in 2021-2022?
The Los Angeles Lakers have retooled in the offseason, acquiring star names including Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, while the Golden State Warriors are nearly complete with the planned return of Klay Thompson reinforcing. their outlook for the season.
The LA Clippers, meanwhile, will be without superstar Kawhi Leonard – he will miss most if not all of the regular season after surgery to repair a partial ACL tear in June. Denver Nuggets star goaltender Jamal Murray, who suffered his The ACL tear in April will be missed for most of 2021-22.
Will these unfortunate injuries leave the door open for teams to get into the fight? Which teams are playoff locks? Who will compete for places in the play-in tournament? Who is still tanking?
Our panel of experts predicts winning and losing records for the 15 Western Conference teams.