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.
The San Antonio Spurs made one of the biggest moves of the offseason as they sent Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl. That combined with the departure of Tony Parker and the retirement of Manu Ginobili, make this a far different Spurs team than we’ve seen in a number of years. This team finished 47-35 last year, but their win total is set at just 44.5 wins this season. This is definitely a transition year for this team and there are a lot of questions heading into the season. The reduced win total makes sense.