NBA Preview: Western Conference

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The 2007-2008 NBA season starts Tuesday, Oct. 30 after a tainted offseason.
David Stern described the offseason as ‘the worst that could happen to a professional sports league’ in reference to the Tim Donaghy betting scandal.
Referees shaving points aside, the NBA also made news with the draft of the league’s next generation of superstars in Greg Oden and Kevin Durant, the Boston Celtics’ two blockbuster trades and the infamous Kobe Bryant trade demand saga.
The upcoming year is sure to be filled with even more storylines. However, everyone is eager to get back on the floor for some actual basketball. Here are some cunning predictions in order of projected finish:

Western Conference

Pacific Division

Phoenix Suns

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