The NBA Division Odds are out and we already covered the Eastern Conference division odds, now we’ll tackle the West. Last year we saw the Rockets and Warriors almost laughably win their divisions. The Warriors had a 16-game advantage over the second place team and the Rockets had 17-game advantage over the next best team. Those two divisions don’t look to change much, but the Northwest is a different story. Only two games separated the first and fifth place team in this division last year and that will likely happen again this year. Let’s take a look.
Last season was a pretty disastrous one for the Memphis Grizzlies from the start. Mike Conley went down with an injury early in the season and everything came off the rails. Marc Gasol feuded with the coach David Fizdale which ended up with the latter being fired. Then Gasol had some injuries of his own, Chandler Parsons stayed injured and this was one of the worst teams in the league at 22-60. If everyone is healthy, it shouldn’t be that bad again.