The NBA season tips off tonight, and with the exception of the Orlando Magic, who face the newly-named Pelicans of New Orleans, it’s an all-Western Conference start to the 2014-15 tenure. The off-season was filled with big moves; some players returned home to build a super team and the league had one of the deepest draft classes since a guy named Darko was selected second overall.
In celebration, we’ve broken down each conference and offered our predictions. So rev up the League Pass (for half of the games to be blacked out) and tape your ankles so they don’t get broke. Here’s our look at how the Western Conference will fare this season.