NBA Western Conference Predictions

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While the Eastern Conference seems to be a two or three team race, the Western Conference is pretty wide open as six or seven teams have a realistic chance of advancing to the NBA Finals.  Here are my Western Conference predictions.

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2011 NBA Off-Season Winners

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It was a shortened 2011 NBA off-season and certainly lacked the excitement and drama of the summer of 2010.  Still, some teams made major moves that will help their franchises for the immediate season and the future.  Here my NBA off-season winners which include both teams involved in the Chris Paul trade and an emerging sleeper team in the Eastern Conference.

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Chris Paul Traded to L.A. Clippers for Gordon, Kaman, Aminu and Draft Pick

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The NBA has reached an agreement, in principle, to end the Chris Paul drama. Just ten days and change to the start of the season and CP3 didn’t even know what team he was going to be on. Yes, the Los Angeles Clippers will get to keep Blake Griffin, and still have one of the best point guards in the league.

According to the sources of Yahoo! Sports:

The league-owned New Orleans Hornets will receive guard Eric Gordon, center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ unprotected 2012 first-round pick in return for Paul.

As part of the deal, Paul has agreed to not opt out of his contract after this season – allowing the Clippers to keep him at least through the 2012-13 season.

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