Season Forecast: Western Conference

Want to know how the GMs, the guys at TNT, NBA.com editors and the fans think the Western Conference will play out in 2004-05? Get a head start on the Basketball New Year with NBA.com's Season Forecasts.

GM Survey: Which team will win the Western Conference?
San Antonio Spurs
71.4%
Minnesota Timberwolves
28.6%
(Note: NBA.com posed this question, and others, to the league's general managers to learn what the men who make the personnel decisions in the NBA think.)
TV Analysts: Who will win the West in 2004-05?
David Aldridge, TNT: Spurs
Charles Barkley, TNT: Spurs
Kevin Harlan, TNT: Spurs
Ernie Johnson, TNT: Spurs
Steve Kerr, TNT: Spurs
Ernie Johnson, TNT: Spurs
Kenny Smith, TNT: Spurs
Stephen A. Smith, ESPN: Spurs
John Thompson, TNT: Spurs

The Fans Predict ...
NBA.com Predicts ...
NBA.com's editors picked how the teams in the Western Conference would finish in 2004-05 ...
1.
Minnesota Timberwolves (tie)
1.
San Antonio Spurs (tie)
3.
Sacramento Kings
4.
Dallas Mavericks
5.
Houston Rockets
6.
Denver Nuggets
7.
Memphis Grizzlies
8.
Utah Jazz
9.
L.A. Lakers
10.
Phoenix Suns
11.
Portland Trail Blazers
12.
New Orleans Hornets
13.
Seattle SuperSonics
14.
Golden State Warriors
15.
L.A. Clippers


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Brent Barry could be the missing piece that lifts the Spurs to the top in the West.
(Chris Birck
NBAE/Getty Images)