Colin Cowherd: “The Western Conference reminds me of the SEC in college football where the fourth best team in the conference can play with anyone else in the country. Honestly, the Lakers could end up being a five or six seed, and a very good team like Dallas is not even going to make the playoffs. Dallas could be a no. 3 seed in the East and a non-playoff team in the West."
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why the reloaded Dallas Mavericks may actually spend next May and June on their couches as a post-Dirk Nowitzki era led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis is a viable outlook that could be overshadowed by having to compete in a stacked Western Conference.
The re-tooled Mavericks are coming off a 33-49 season and will be sporting a new roster with Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, and Jalen Brunson, being anchored by the young phenom Doncic.
Check out the audio below as Colin explains why a Western Conference with legitimate NBA Finals contenders the likes of the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, and Portland Trail Blazers could end up burning solid teams like the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, or Mavericks.