The NBA’s SW Division is home to many proud franchises and coaches. The power always seems to reside in Texas and this season seems to be trending in the same direction…for the most part. On this week’s episode we breakdown the following:
Dennis Smith Jr. looks like and needs to be the real deal to help this team turn a corner once Dirk Nowitzki calls it quits. Have the Mavs gotten all they can from Wesley Matthews and can Harrison Barnes continue to be a plus scorer for a second season?
New Orleans Pelicans
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis should put up monster stats but is the supporting cast strong enough to help them reach the playoffs? Are there too many strong personalities to make it work with Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen?
The Grit and Grind era in Memphis is going through a transformation but Marc Gasol and Mike Conley remain. Will the likes of Chandler Parsons and Tyreke Evans provide enough of a supporting cast to keep Memphis in the playoff hunt?
San Antonio Spurs