Mario Chalmers

Previewing the NBA's Western Conference from top to bottom

Previewing the NBA's Western Conference from top to bottom

1. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

2016-17 finish: 67-15, first

Coming: Jordan Bell (rookie), Omri Casspi, Nick Young.

Going: Matt Barnes, Ian Clark.

Most of the Warriors’ losses last season came when they were at less than full strength so let the 70-win watch begin again. The defending champions re-signed free agents and brought in more three-point shooting. After a smooth transition year, Kevin Durant could outscore Stephen Curry this season.

2. HOUSTON ROCKETS

2016-17 finish: 55-27, third

Coming: Luc Mbah a Moute, Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker.

Going:...

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