Is balance of power shifting from west to east?

 
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Is the Eastern Conference now better than the Western Conference?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Is balance of power shifting from west to east?

Ever since the early 90s the Western Conference has been the better and deeper conference. Even when Jordan's Bulls were winning titles for much of the 90s, the west still was clearly the better conference because they had more title contenders.

Now it seems like it's changing. So far this season, the Rockets suck, and even though Denver and Portland are playing well I don't think either team is for real as far as being real contenders.

But in the east Toronto is hot, Milwaukee is playing extremely well, Boston will round into shape and now Philly will be a contender with the Butler trade. Even a team like Indiana could win 50 games in the east.

All in all this is good news for our Lakers because it should mean a slightly easier journey back to the top of the west if the only elite team out here is GSW.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject:

Tough to answer, the best team by far is in the West. Does potentially having more second tier teams make the East stronger?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject:

The answer to your poll question is No, but the answer to the question in your title is Yes. At a minimum, the balance of power is finally starting to even out for the first time in 20 years.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject:

Warriors are still the best team overall in the NBA, but the 2nd and 3rd best teams are probably in the eastern conference. Rockets have completely fallen apart and the Wolves are in chaos.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject:

NO Look at the East and West teams The East has improved but they're not there yet, overall.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject:

The best team in the league is Golden State. Everyone else in the west is playing for second place. I could see us finishing 3rd, I could see us finishing 9th. The west is pretty wide open.

The east probably has more good teams than the west. Right now the east looks like the future.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject:

The question you have to ask is who is the 2nd best team in the west? I think the jury is still out on that one.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
The question you have to ask is who is the 2nd best team in the west? I think the jury is still out on that one.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
lakersken80 wrote:
The question you have to ask is who is the 2nd best team in the west? I think the jury is still out on that one.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject:

Looks like its finally even

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject:

If KD goes east I'd say yes.

But now, top to bottom, West is still much better.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject:

7 of the top 10 teams are in the west...''

http://www.espn.com/nba/standings/_/group/league

    Toronto Raptors
    Milwaukee Bucks
    LA Clippers
    Oklahoma City Thunder
    Memphis Grizzlies
    Golden State Warriors
    Denver Nuggets
    Portland Trail Blazers
    Philadelphia 76ers
    Los Angeles Lakers
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject:

nope west is still best by far. Teams have a better record in the east because competition is much less.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject:

The east just looks good because the Lebron reign of terror is over.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
The answer to your poll question is No, but the answer to the question in your title is Yes. At a minimum, the balance of power is finally starting to even out for the first time in 20 years.


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