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  • • Charles Barkley goes on NSFW rant ripping Warriors, Mavs for too many threes
    Thursday night featured a high-octane matchup between Stephen Curry‘s Golden State Warriors and Luka Doncic‘s Dallas Mavericks, which quickly turned into a three-point duel between these two Western Conference sides. Basketball Hall of Famer and co-host of NBA on TNT Charles Barkley was on the broadcast and he did not hold back with his criticism […] The post Charles Barkley goes...2021
  • • Charles Barkley lays into Warriors, Mavs with NSFW rant on too many threes
    Thursday night featured a high-octane matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, which quickly turned into a three-point duel between these two Western Conference sides. Basketball Hall of Famer and co-host of NBA on TNT Charles Barkley was on the broadcast and he did not hold back with his criticism of the […] The post Charles Barkley lays into Warriors, Mavs with N...2021
  • • Jamal Murray reacts to blown double-digit lead against LeBron James, Lakers
    Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets were in full control through the first 24 minutes of their Western Conference powerhouse showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. However, after leading by 12 before the intermission, the defending champs stormed back and pummeled the Nuggets in the third quarter, 37-17. The Lakers went on […] The post Jamal Murray reacts to blown double-...2021
  • • LeBron James rips NBA for ‘slap in the face’ All-Star Game
    On Thursday, LeBron James reminded the basketball world why he’s the deserved leading vote-getter for the Western Conference for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. However, James would prefer to skip the trip to Atlanta on March 7 for his 17th All-Star appearance. In fact, the face of the league lambasted the reported decision to forge […] The post LeBron James rips NBA for ‘slap in the...2021
  • • NBA Rumors: League, Players Target This Date, City For All-Star Game
    The NBA’s biggest stars might shine together soon. The NBA and NBPA are progressing toward an agreement to stage the 2021 NBA-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources. The game would feature the Eastern Conference All-Stars teaming up to face their Western Conference counterparts in a return to […] The post NBA Rumors: League, Pl...2021
  • NBA All-Star Voting: First Fan Returns
    • NBA All-Star Voting: First Fan Returns
    In the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting, LeBron James leads the Western Conference in votes....2021
  • • Warriors’ Klay Thompson earns nearly 100k All-Star votes despite missing season with injury
    The first fan voting returns for the NBA’s 2021 All-Star Game are in, and among guards in the Western Conference, it is Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry who received the most votes. Meanwhile, forward Andrew Wiggins placed seventh in the frontcourt, receiving 264,781 votes. But while Curry’s 2,113,178 votes and even Wiggins’ strong […] The post Warriors’ Klay Thompson ea...2021
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  • • Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different takes on Nuggets’ championship level
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis has some high praises for the Denver Nuggets, but Nikola Jokic doesn’t seem to agree with his assessment. The Nuggets are making serious noise in the Western Conference once again after a pair of 3-1 series comebacks in the playoffs last season. They are currently fourth in the standings […] The post Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different...2021
  • • Devin Booker On Relationship With Chris Paul: ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’
    The Phoenix Suns have carried their bubble momentum into the 2020-21 season after the acquisition of Chris Paul. After a recent game-winning shot by Devin Booker, the Suns have improved their record to 11-8, good for fifth in the Western Conference.  After the game, Booker was asked what its like playing alongside a veteran like […] The post Devin Booker On Relationship With Chris Paul: R...2021

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Western Conference injury and suspension

  • • Warriors’ Klay Thompson earns nearly 100k All-Star votes despite missing season with injury
    The first fan voting returns for the NBA’s 2021 All-Star Game are in, and among guards in the Western Conference, it is Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry who received the most votes. Meanwhile, forward Andrew Wiggins placed seventh in the frontcourt, receiving 264,781 votes. But while Curry’s 2,113,178 votes and even Wiggins’ strong […] The post Warriors’ Klay Thompson ea...2021
  • • Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis questionable for back-to-back while taking on criticism for poor start
    The Dallas Mavericks have ruled out forward Kristaps Porzingis for Saturday’s back-to-back game against the Phoenix Suns due to injury management. Porzingis is still working his way back into playing shape following knee surgery in early October.  The Mavs are currently 13th in the Western Conference, three games under .500.  Mavs are listing Kristaps Porzingis […] The post Mavs’ Krist...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators
    A look back at fan-favorite Ryan Johansen. For a while there we were reliving the glory years and moments of Columbus Blue Jackets’ finest to don the garb. Then the season got going and we got caught up in real, live action for the first time since late last summer. Well, I’m back with another look at a past Blue Jacket. And coincidentally, this guy brings to mind another more recent ex-Blue Jacke...2021
  • • The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature
    The Golden State Warriors sit tied for seventh in the Western Conference with a 7-6 record through the first month of the NBA season. Despite losing Klay Thompson to another devastating injury, the Warriors are not in any mood to tank. They added rookie center James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick in the […] The post The Warriors have no time to wait for James Wiseman to mature appeared ...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche kick off the season at home against the St. Louis Blues The season is finally here. Starting three months late and in circumstances the sports world never expected, the NHL will drop the puck tonight on the 2021 season in the hopes that things don’t get de-railed by a pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on North America. With an e...2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
    Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images How crazy can this year’s NHL season get? With new divisions, a flat salary cap, condensed schedules and expanded rosters, fans should go into the 2021 NHL season expecting the unexpected. The hockey world will be thrown into a whirlwind over the next seven months, and with so many unanswerable questions, making predictions is even more futile tha...2021
  • • Heat Check 2020-21: Golden State Warriors
    Steph Curry is back and so is the Golden State Warriors’ chances of making the playoffs after a down 2019-20 season. While they still are looking to overcome injury, the Warriors look to be a solid team this season in the Western Conference. Three of their key scorers in Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Oubre, and Kent […] The post Heat Check 2020-21: Golden State Warriors appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Golden State Warriors: Offseason Summary 2020
    After being a championship contender for half of the last decade, the Golden State Warriors took a step back in the 2019-20 season. With injuries to the majority of their key pieces and the departure of Kevin Durant, they took the crown as the worst team in the Western Conference. This netted them the No. […] The post Golden State Warriors: Offseason Summary 2020 appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Utah Jazz: Offseason Summary 2020
    The Utah Jazz were a solid team in the Western Conference last season, but were without one of their best offensive players in Bojan Bogdanovic after he suffered a season-ending injury late in the regular season. After taking a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, they lost three straight […] The post Utah Jazz: Offseason Summary 2020 appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • 4 bold predictions for Golden State Warriors in 2020-21 NBA season
    Despite all the troubling woes that’ve followed the Golden State Warriors, the majority of the NBA world was readily awaiting the return of the dynasty that was built in the Bay Area. With so many injuries, the Warriors were quickly shunned out of the Western Conference picture last season. Even with all the disturbance due […] The post 4 bold predictions for Golden State Warriors in 2...2020

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Western Conference lifestyle

  • • Avalanche hoping to spend a lot of time in Edmonton this summer
    Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports A long playoff run would mean a long quarantine in Edmonton this summer When it comes to the COIVD-19 pandemic, the way it has been handled in Canada versus the United States has been night and day. With new cases and deaths surging across a number of states, the NHL was faced with a tough decision. They had decided more than a month ago that Las Vegas was going to...2020
  • • LeBron James leaving country ahead of All-Star Game
    LeBron James will take part in many of the festivities surrounding All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, N.C., but not before he takes a brief vacation to clear his head. Sources say James is set to embark on a quick getaway out of the country before heading back to the U.S. for the All-Star Game, marking his 15th straight appearance. “You got to decompress and get away from the game a little bit,” James...2019

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Western Conference trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different takes on Nuggets’ championship level
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis has some high praises for the Denver Nuggets, but Nikola Jokic doesn’t seem to agree with his assessment. The Nuggets are making serious noise in the Western Conference once again after a pair of 3-1 series comebacks in the playoffs last season. They are currently fourth in the standings […] The post Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different...2021
  • • 3 reasons why Luguentz Dort needs to be your next NBA rookie card investment
    No one expected the Oklahoma City Thunder to be a good team in a competitive Western Conference last season. The departure of Russell Westbrook and Paul George to the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers via trades was supposed to be the signal that a rebuild was on its way during the 2019-20 season. Then […] The post 3 reasons why Luguentz Dort needs to be your next NBA rookie card inve...2021
  • • 3 best trade destinations for Pelicans’ JJ Redick
    The New Orleans Pelicans are getting calls about Lonzo Ball and JJ Redick and they both could be on their way out after a disastrous start to the year for Stan Van Gundy’s squad, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. With the Pelicans towards the bottom of the Western Conference, they might end up being sellers […] The post 3 best trade destinations for Pelicans’ JJ Redick app...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators
    A look back at fan-favorite Ryan Johansen. For a while there we were reliving the glory years and moments of Columbus Blue Jackets’ finest to don the garb. Then the season got going and we got caught up in real, live action for the first time since late last summer. Well, I’m back with another look at a past Blue Jacket. And coincidentally, this guy brings to mind another more recent ex-Blue Jacke...2021
  • Report: Pelicans discussing Lonzo Ball and J.J. Redick trades
    • Report: Pelicans discussing Lonzo Ball and J.J. Redick trades
    The Pelicans (5-10, 14th in the Western Conference) are not nearly as good as they hoped to be....2021
  • • The 1 trade the Clippers need to make to sit atop the West
    The Los Angeles Clippers are once again toward the top of the Western Conference standings. They are also once again looking up at the Los Angeles Lakers. It is not a surprise to see the two Los Angeles teams battling for supremacy. The Lakers and Clippers have some of the best superstars in the NBA, […] The post The 1 trade the Clippers need to make to sit atop the West appeared first on Cl...2021
  • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
    • Report: Real Salt Lake signs Bobby Wood to pre-contract
    Bobby Wood's recent time at Hamburg has been a disappointment to say the least, but the American striker will reportedly make the move to MLS in 2021. Western Conference club Real Salt Lake has reportedly (...)...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche kick off the season at home against the St. Louis Blues The season is finally here. Starting three months late and in circumstances the sports world never expected, the NHL will drop the puck tonight on the 2021 season in the hopes that things don’t get de-railed by a pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on North America. With an e...2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
    Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images How crazy can this year’s NHL season get? With new divisions, a flat salary cap, condensed schedules and expanded rosters, fans should go into the 2021 NHL season expecting the unexpected. The hockey world will be thrown into a whirlwind over the next seven months, and with so many unanswerable questions, making predictions is even more futile tha...2021
  • MLS Ticker: LAFC acquires Baird, Heinze's coaching staff announced, and more
    • MLS Ticker: LAFC acquires Baird, Heinze's coaching staff announced, and more
    LAFC already poses a top notch attack with Carlos Vela and Diego Rossi, and now the Western Conference club added even more firepower in a trade on Monday. Corey Baird was acquired by Bob Bradley's side (...)...2021

Western Conference stats and results

  • • Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different takes on Nuggets’ championship level
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis has some high praises for the Denver Nuggets, but Nikola Jokic doesn’t seem to agree with his assessment. The Nuggets are making serious noise in the Western Conference once again after a pair of 3-1 series comebacks in the playoffs last season. They are currently fourth in the standings […] The post Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different...2021
  • Steph Curry believes Warriors' title window is still open: 'We're in a good spot'
    • Steph Curry believes Warriors' title window is still open: 'We're in a good spot'
    Despite the setback of losing Thompson, the 11-9 Warriors have been able to remain competitive and currently are seventh in the Western Conference standings....2021
  • • Why the Jazz should be considered legitimate contenders this season
    The NBA season is a little more than a month old. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are looking up at another team in the standings: the Utah Jazz. The Jazz sit atop the Western Conference standings and had won 10 in a row before losing to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The […] The post Why the Jazz should be considered legitimate contenders this season appeared first on ClutchP...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators
    A look back at fan-favorite Ryan Johansen. For a while there we were reliving the glory years and moments of Columbus Blue Jackets’ finest to don the garb. Then the season got going and we got caught up in real, live action for the first time since late last summer. Well, I’m back with another look at a past Blue Jacket. And coincidentally, this guy brings to mind another more recent ex-Blue Jacke...2021
  • • The 1 trade the Clippers need to make to sit atop the West
    The Los Angeles Clippers are once again toward the top of the Western Conference standings. They are also once again looking up at the Los Angeles Lakers. It is not a surprise to see the two Los Angeles teams battling for supremacy. The Lakers and Clippers have some of the best superstars in the NBA, […] The post The 1 trade the Clippers need to make to sit atop the West appeared first on Cl...2021
  • • Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as James Harden arrives in Brooklyn
    Kevin Durant was just awarded Eastern Conference Player of the Week for his play from Jan. 11-17. During that span, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists while leading the Brooklyn Nets on a three-game winning streak. Damian Lillard won the award in the Western Conference. NBA Players of the Week for Week […] The post Nets star Kevin Durant wins Player of the Week as Jame...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: The season is finally here
    Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche kick off the season at home against the St. Louis Blues The season is finally here. Starting three months late and in circumstances the sports world never expected, the NHL will drop the puck tonight on the 2021 season in the hopes that things don’t get de-railed by a pandemic that is still wreaking havoc on North America. With an e...2021
  • • 10 Bold Predictions for the 2021 NHL Season
    Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images How crazy can this year’s NHL season get? With new divisions, a flat salary cap, condensed schedules and expanded rosters, fans should go into the 2021 NHL season expecting the unexpected. The hockey world will be thrown into a whirlwind over the next seven months, and with so many unanswerable questions, making predictions is even more futile tha...2021
  • • Heat Check 2020-21: Los Angeles Clippers
    The Clippers sit at 4-1, good for the best record in the Western Conference to this point. Behind Kawhi Leonard and Paul Geoge, the Clippers have looked excellent outside of their one loss, which was by 51 points. Perhaps their most underrated acquisition of the offseason is Nicolas Batum, who has given the Clippers extremely […] The post Heat Check 2020-21: Los Angeles Clippers appeared fir...2020
  • • Breaking down the Colorado Avalanche 2021 schedule
    EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 08: Gabriel Landeskog #92, Nazem Kadri #91, J.T. Compher #37 and Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate Compher’s game-tying goal late in the third period of a Round Robin game against the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 08, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. | Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images ...2020

Western Conference parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Devin Booker On Relationship With Chris Paul: ‘Iron Sharpens Iron’
    2021
  • • Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators
    2021
  • • The exact moment James Harden knew he wanted out from Rockets
    The James Harden era as a Houston Rocket has finally come to an end. While Harden was a key contributor for over eight years, the ending to his tenure came with a bitter taste. The Rockets lost to the Los Angles Lakers in five games in the Western Conference Semifinals in September, and it was […] The post The exact moment James Harden knew he wanted out from Rockets appeared first on Clutch...2021
  • • Remembering Pierre Lacroix
    The iconic former GM and architect of the two Stanley Cup-winning Avalanche teams dies at age 72 due to complications from Coronavirus. Pierre Lacroix, the gifted former general manager of the Colorado Avalanche who was instrumental in building the teams who captured eight straight division titles, two Stanley Cups, and providing Denver with it’s very first major professional sports championship i...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Avs 31 in 31, and Possible New Third Jersey
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Going over the Avalanche 31-in-31, optimism for the season, and possible third jersey concepts revealed The NHL recently released the Colorado Avalanche’s 31-in-31 profile, previewing the season and the expectations for the high-flying squad. If you’d like to view the entire video, you can find it here: There was high praise and expectations f...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Kendall Coyne-Schofield joins Chicago’s developmental staff
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Kendall Coyne-Schofield continues making history by becoming one of the NHL’s first female development coach On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks organization announced that Kendall Coyne-Schofield, former U.S. women’s national team captain, has been hired as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist. The organization also announced the promotio...2020
  • • Lakers’ Dwight Howard explains importance of 6-year-old son watching him play vs. Nuggets
    The family of Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard suffered a deeply unfortunate tragedy during the hiatus when the mother of Howard’s 6-year-old son unexpectedly passed away. According to Howard, her death was related to complications from epilepsy. After the Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Howard spoke […] The post Lakers’ Dwigh...2020
  • • Lakers Vs. Nuggets Live Stream: Watch West Finals Game 4 Online
    After the Lakers claimed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in dramatic fashion, the Nuggets swung the momentum back in their favor in Game 3. Los Angeles, which took a 2-0 series lead over Denver via a thrilling Anthony Davis game-winning buzzer-beater last Sunday, fell to Denver on Tuesday. A team-high 28 points from […] The post Lakers Vs. Nuggets Live Stream: Watch West Finals Game ...2020
  • • Lakers star LeBron James’ 31-minute night in Game 1 caps off freshest postseason yet
    Now on his 17th year in the league at the age of 35, it’s such a treat to witness Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James continue to dominate in the ongoing 2020 playoffs. The King looks as fresh as he can be at the moment, even though the Lakers have already reached the Western Conference […] The post Lakers star LeBron James’ 31-minute night in Game 1 caps off freshest posts...2020
  • • VIDEO: Lakers’ LeBron James tweaks ankle on Jerami Grant, still throws down slam moments later
    LeBron James gave the Los Angeles Lakers quite a scare in the second quarter of their Western Conference Finals series opener against the Denver Nuggets on Friday. The entire Laker nation held their breaths, as The King went down hard after a hard drive to the teeth of the Nuggets D. The four-time MVP appeared […] The post VIDEO: Lakers’ LeBron James tweaks ankle on Jerami Grant, still...2020

Top Western Conference news

  • • VIDEO: Marcus Morris steps on Mavs star Luka Doncic’s injured ankle
    The Dallas Mavericks-vs-Los Angeles Clippers Western Conference playoff series has indeed been filled with several controversies. Marcus Morris added another entry in the chippy affair during Game 5 after it appeared he purposely stepped on the injured left ankle of Mavs superstar Luka Doncic. Marcus Morris trying to step on Luka’s injured ankle ? 😐 […] The post VIDEO: Marcus Morris steps o...2020
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in February, it was an...2020
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    LeBron James named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played March 2 to March 8...2020
  • • Anthony Davis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games...2019
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games...2019
  • • Lakers History: Kobe Outshines Melo & Iverson in 2008 Playoffs
    Despite a torn ligament in his right hand and a sore left knee, Kobe scored 49 against Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson in Game 2 of the 2008 Western Conference first round series....2020
  • • Kobe Daggers Suns: Retro Running Diary, Game 6, 2010 WCF
    Kobe takes the Suns apart with a vintage performance in the 2010 Western Conference Finals....2020
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week
    EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference...2020
  • • China not airing Lakers-Rockets Game 1
    Houston Rockets games continue to be banned from Chinese airwaves, as Game 1 of the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals tiff pitting the team against the Los Angeles Lakers will also not be airing in the country on Friday. Tencent, China’s official national broadcaster and NBA partner, has elected not to show the highly-anticipated series due […] The post China not airing Lakers-...2020
  • • LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month
    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference...2020
  • • Lakers' small ball, Rockets' bench units and most important lineups for Western Conference's top contenders
    These are the lineups that will determine the Western Conference champion...2020
  • • Lakers vs. Rockets, Game 5: Three Things to Know (9/12/20)
    We dive into the matchup as the Lakers play the Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semis....2020
  • • Ahead of trade deadline, LeBron James says Lakers have 'enough right now' to compete for championship
    The Lakers are in first place in the Western Conference at 36-9...2020
  • • LeBron stays on message after Lakers milestone
    LeBron James devoted more than half of his postgame media session to speaking on social issues after a win that clinched the Lakers' first No. 1 seed in the Western Conference in 10 years....2020

Western Conference fantasy rankings and news

  • • Mining fantasy value from the Western Conference
    Victoria Matiash takes a look at some surging squads from the West, from St. Louis to San Jose, to see where hidden fantasy value can be found....2019
  • • Fantasy hoops: Examining the Nuggets’ rotation
    The Nuggets remain atop the Western Conference standings despite a bevy of injuries and constant shuffling of their lineup. This week, Denver provides a little more fantasy value to players in season-long leagues, as this squad is the only team to have five games scheduled this week. During their first game against the Rockets on Monday, coach Mike Malone started a lineup of Jamal Murray, Gary Har...2019
  • • Harris, Harrell leading resurgent Clippers in fantasy value
    The Clippers are one of the best teams so far this year, finding themselves atop the Western Conference standings as we near the quarter-mark of the season. With a top-10 offensive rating (6th in the league) and pace of play (9th), Los Angeles has been one of the more fantasy-friendly teams as well. Tobias Harris has solidified top-30 value in both points and roto leagues. Montrezl Harrell is havi...2018
  • • Previewing the Western Conference for fantasy hockey
    Prep for the upcoming fantasy hockey season with an overview of the biggest fantasy-relevant themes and concerns in the Western Conference....2018

Western Conference schedule, game

  • • Charles Barkley goes on NSFW rant ripping Warriors, Mavs for too many threes
    2021
  • • Charles Barkley lays into Warriors, Mavs with NSFW rant on too many threes
    2021
  • • Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic offer different takes on Nuggets’ championship level
    2021
  • • Report: NBA, NBPA forging ahead with March All-Star Game in Atlanta
    The NBA and NBPA are reportedly nearing an agreement to push through with an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. If the agreement is finalized, the condensed proceedings will only have a Eastern vs. Western Conference matchup along with skills competitions as part of a single-night event. The […] The post Report: NBA, NBPA forging ahe...2021
  • • Rudy Gobert on Utah’s 10th Straight Win: ‘We Are On A Mission’
    After starting off the season slow, with a 4-4 record through their first eight games, the Utah Jazz have not lost since. Impressively, the Jazz now sit atop the Western Conference with the best record in the entire NBA at 14-4, having won ten straight games. This comes on the shoulders of Rudy Gobert and […] The post Rudy Gobert on Utah’s 10th Straight Win: ‘We Are On A Mission&...2021
  • • Michael Porter Jr.’s development crucial to Nuggets taking next step
    The Denver Nuggets’ 2020 playoff run in the bubble was one for the history books, and they aim to make their mark in the ever-so-tough Western Conference this year and beyond. However, Michael Porter Jr. needs to become the star they thought he would be if Denver hopes to contend. The Nuggets lost to the […] The post Michael Porter Jr.’s development crucial to Nuggets taking next...2021
  • • Jackets 20: Ryan Johansen proved to be win-win for Jackets/Predators
    2021
  • • Stephen Curry vocal on Warriors’ starting lineup struggles
    The Golden State Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, prompting some to question if the Warriors can compete in the Western Conference. Following Saturday night’s lopsided defeat, Curry spoke about Golden State’s starting lineup struggles, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. Steph Curry on the starting lineup's issues: […] The post Ste...2021
  • • 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-game road trip
    After blowing a 19-point lead in a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers hit the road for a seven-game road trip, kicking it off tonight with a primetime matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. While they are tied for the best record in the Western Conference, there’s still a lot […] The post 3 most intriguing things to watch on the Lakers’ upcoming 7-g...2021
  • • Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the truth about the Lakers having LeBron James, Anthony Davis
    Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors are coming off of back to back wins against Western Conference opponents and finally seem to be hitting their stride after two blowout losses to start the season. The Warriors seem to be regaining their form as legitimate playoff contenders, even without Klay Thompson, as they defeated Anthony […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr reiterates the tru...2021

Western Conference rumors, scandals

  • • Improving the Colorado Avalanche special teams could be key to success
    EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 19: Nazem Kadri #91 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates on the power-play at 4:39 of the first period against the Arizona Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 19, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images Power play and penalty kill improvement could...2020
  • • Lakers Vs. Nuggets Live Stream: Watch West Finals Game 4 Online
    2020
  • • Anthony Davis’ Game 3 rebounding vs. Nuggets is career low
    Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis came from having the biggest game of his career to having one of his most bizarre performances. After leading the Purple and Gold in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals with his career-defining game-winner at the buzzer, AD followed it up with a strong 27-point output […] The post Anthony Davis’ Game 3 rebounding vs. Nuggets is career lo...2020
  • • 4 takeaways from Nuggets’ Game 3 victory over Lakers
    The Denver Nuggets finally got on the board in the Western Conference Finals with a much-needed 114-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3. This comes after a heartbreaking defeat in Game 2, which saw them come just a couple of seconds from completing a shocking come-from-behind victory after falling behind by as […] The post 4 takeaways from Nuggets’ Game 3 victory over Lak...2020
  • • Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to only grabbing 2 rebounds in Game 3 loss to Nuggets
    It was not a complete surprise that the Denver Nuggets were able to finally notch a win against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. After all, they have been playing really well, and it’s hard to deny that they deserved a victory. The most shocking development in the evening, however, […] The post Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to only grabbing 2 reb...2020
  • • Crucial coaching decisions that backfired in NBA Playoffs in recent memory
    Mason Plumlee’s shoulders sank as quickly as Anthony Davis sank the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. This, in turn, has slightly inspired this post on the NBA Playoffs and coaching blunders. Many are blaming the backup big […] The post Crucial coaching decisions that backfired ...2020
  • • Nuggets star Nikola Jokic admits to key error causing Anthony Davis’ game-winner
    Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic knows that they were one defensive stop away from tying their Western Conference Finals series against the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, a last-minute miscommunication on defense by the young Nuggets opened the slightest of windows for Anthony Davis to convert an incredible buzzer-beating triple and hand Denver their second straight […] The post Nuggets ...2020
  • • Anthony Davis buzzer-beater: How Kyle Kuzma's August winner set up Sunday's Western Conference finals dagger
    The Lakers are now 2 for 2 on game-winners vs. the Nuggets in the bubble...2020
  • • Lakers’ LeBron James admits only regret about Anthony Davis’ Game 2 buzzer-beater
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