Originally Posted by Adequate Swag
And don't forget New Orleans and Utah too.
Wing defenders can only do so much against Chris Paul and Deron Williams, who may well be the two biggest individual threats in the West not named Kobe.
If I had to make a prediction, I would say that this team is still in the bottom half of the West playoff picture and doesn't make it out of the first round.
Completely forgot about those two teams.
I think if they face Utah they have a chance of defeating them in the first round with a fully healthy team. However, after that there's nothing that screams out: "Wow!"
As you pointed out, wing defenders can only do so much, espescially when the league today is Point Guard driven.