On Monday, we unveiled our projected Eastern Conference standings for 2014-15. Today, our Summer Forecast takes a look at how the Western Conference stacks up after a busy offseason. Will the defending champion Spurs finish with the West's best record again?
For our results, we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel. We'll announce one team every half-hour (from 1 to 15), starting at noon ET.
During the next two weeks, we'll also roll out our predictions for the 2013-14 rookie of the year, best newcomer, worst newcomer, MVP, conference champions and NBA champion. In addition, we'll examine which teams will make the biggest turnarounds this season and which teams could be in for the most turmoil.
Without further ado, here's how the West will shake out in the regular season: