Wait! 8th Seed?

A couple of weeks ago ESPN released their summer forecast for the 2015-2016 NBA season. We look at the Western Conference side of things because of our favorite basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks.

In short, here is the list of the 15 teams in the West:

  1. Golden State Warriors
  2. San Antonio Spurs
  3. Houston Rockets
  4. Los Angeles Clippers
  5. Oklahoma City Thunder
  6. Memphis Grizzlies
  7. New Orleans Pelicans
  8. Dallas Mavericks
  9. Utah Jazz
  10. Phoenix Suns
  11. Portland Trail Blazers
  12. Sacramento Kings
  13. Denver Nuggets
  14. Los Angeles Lakers
  15. Minnesota Timberwolves

To be honest, I think we are hovering around the 8-10 spot only because we do not know what to expect from this team this year. Another year and another overhaul has us looking more susceptible to holding off the inevitable, rebuilding. If Dirk and Deron don’t gel then we are looking at a 10th seed, and if we face any injuries, well, forget it. I’ve linked ESPN’s forecast for those who want to take a closer look at what they have.