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The rest of the West is looking up at Golden State and Kevin Durant

The rest of the West is looking up at Golden State and Kevin Durant

NBA PREVIEW

WESTERN CONFERENCE

(in predicted order of finish)

PLAYOFF-BOUND

1. GOLDEN STATE

2015–16 finish: 73-9

Coming: Kevin Durant, David West, Zaza Pachulia, Damian Jones (rookie).

Going: Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Marreese Speights, Leandro Barbosa, Brandon Rush.

The Warriors signed Durant, and could very well threaten the NBA record for regular-season wins of 73, set by Golden State last season. Durant joins All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. It will...

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