As the NBA season reaches its midway point, with teams having played around 41 games, let’s reflect on what has been an incredibly exciting season in the Western Conference. Third place and eleventh place are separated by just five games, as the West sees more parity than it has in years.
With this lack of separation in the standings, many teams are uncertain of where they stand in the landscape of the NBA and should question if they are in a position to move up or poised to drop down. In just two sentences, we will break down every Western Conference team’s current and future outlook as the second half of the 2022–23 season is upon us.
(All standings are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.)