After missing out on DeAndre Jordan and losing most of their starting lineup from last season, the Dallas Mavericks don't figure to be very good this season, especially in the loaded Western Conference. Mark Cuban said at the start of...Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets surprised many skeptics when they advanced to the 2015 Western Conference Finals. This offseason, the Rockets traded for explosive point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson gives the Rockets another superb ball-handler and facilitator. Show More Summary
The good news for the Houston Rockets is they got better in the offseason. The bad news is their rivals did too. Did the runner-up in the Western Conference last year do enough to get over the hump, or did the rest of the pack catch up to them? The San Antonio Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Clippers may not be done adding pieces. There's no debating the Clippers roster is deeper and objectively better now than it was a few months ago when the team was in the midst of giving away a 3-1 Western Conference Semifinals lead to the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary
The MLS standings are a logjam after Week 20. The first to sixth-placed teams in the Western Conference are separated by just three points. The Eastern Conference is just as tight, with six points dividing second to sixth. However, with...Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets are putting together a team that could compete with the best in the Western Conference. Translation: There's a legit NBA title contender forming in H-Town. The team has agreed to terms on a trade with the Denver Nuggets for troubled but talented point guard Ty Lawson, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary
The NBA's superior conference has gotten even stronger this offseason. Last year, the NBA world was robbed of what was supposed to be an intense, entertaining playoff duel in the Western Conference when injuries took out star players and rotation players alike, giving the Golden State Warriors a fairly uncontested path to the Finals. Show More Summary
Canada ? China ? the Western Conference finals.
This offseason has already been a busy one for the Los Angeles Lakers as they look to get themselves back in contention in the Western Conference, but their transformation may not be complete quite yet. L.A. has already brought in the likes of Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams, Brandon Bass, D'Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr. Show More Summary
Apologies are in order for 11 of the NBA's Western Conference teams. Try as they might to keep up with the hustle and bustle of another brutally built title chase in 2015-16, they just won't. Because they can't. The West, which is as...Show More Summary
By now, the Los Angeles Clippers' 11th-hour pursuit of incumbent free agent DeAndre Jordan has become the stuff of NBA lore. With team representatives (including officials and several teammates) remaining at Jordan's side on the eveShow More Summary
From transformative centerpiece to scourge of a locker room who was paid to go away to integral bench cog on a Western Conference finalist, Josh Smith's last 24 months have been quite the up-and-down affair. Smith decided Thursday to...Show More Summary
NBA playoff basketball is so much fun that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants more of it. And who could blame him, considering his organization plays in the tough Western Conference? The strength of that 15-team grouping makes it...Show More Summary
Ryan Kesler, one of the centerpieces behind the Ducks' finish at the top of the Western Conference last season, signed a six-year, $41.25-million contract extension with the team Wednesday.
MLS team rosters were depleted this week thanks to the Gold Cup, and that helped several sides upset the top clubs. The Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union defeated two of the Western Conference's best teams in the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. Show More Summary
With NBA free agency pretty much in the books, the NBA’s Western Conference looks like it will be in for a wild ride next season.
You have got to wear your big boy pants if you want to compete in the West.
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 17: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Toyota Center for the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 17, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers are fresh off one of their best seasons in recent memory, finishing with a 56-26 record while claiming the third seed in the Western Conference. The Clippers went on to lose in the second round of the playoffs to the Houston Rockets, but shooting guard J.J. Show More Summary
As a self-sustaining ecosystem, the NBA’s Western Conference is remarkably like the Fire Swamp in The Princess Bride. Outsiders (in this case, the Eastern Conference) are immediately spooked by it, and it’s filled with unusual terrors...Show More Summary