With the recent off-season free agency moves, a lot has changed for the Western Conference. The Western Conference power-house teams such as the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz have lost key players in Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer. Some Eastern Conference teams certainly have gotten better, but it only made the Western Conference more competitive.
As far as the playoffs are concerned, the West could have as many as twelve or thirteen possible teams representing them in the Lakers, Suns, Jazz, Nuggets, Mavericks, Rockets, Warriors, Hornets, Trailblazers, Spurs, Thunder, Kings, Grizzlies, and Clippers.
Here are some of the teams who made some major adjustments: