Have you checked out the Western Conference standings lately? Have a look below ...
|San Antonio Spurs||13||10-3||.769|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||13||9-4||.692|
|Los Angeles Clippers||12||8-4||.667|
|Golden State Warriors||13||7-6||.538|
|Portland Trail Blazers||12||6-6||.500|
|Los Angeles Lakers||13||6-7||.462|
|New Orleans Hornets||11||3-8||.273|
Basically the Hornets and Kings are on the outside looking in on the playoff race, but they are not slouches. Four teams are sitting just a shade under .500 and the "middle class" of the West is very bunched together. When will the teams begin to separate?
Things could always be a little better for the Nuggets, but a 7-6 record thus far is looking pretty decent in the stacked wild wild West.