by Kent Jackson, Respect My Blog
One of the busiest offseasons in recent memory shook up the NBA landscape dramatically, but one thing remains clear despite flurries of high-profile player movement: The Golden State Warriors will return to the hardwood in October as the unequivocal favorites to repeat as champions. There are plenty of interesting questions heading the season: Can the Boston Celtics avenge last year’s Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Cavaliers? Will the Milwaukee Bucks make a leap? Are the Philadelphia 76ers capable of staying healthy and contending for a playoff spot? In this video, the Pacific Division will be the focus. Golden State is obviously the class of this division. After losing one of the best players in franchise history, Clippers might take a step back especially with Blake Griffin currently recovering from a toe injury he suffered in the playoffs. The other three teams Kings, Lakers, and Suns are very young and talented. They all have bright futures, but might not be ready to compete for the playoffs this year.