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FOXSports.com's Marques Johnson previews the Pacific Division.
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I'm Brian Webber joined by foxwoods dot com basketball I was Marcus Johnson previewing the Pacific division and -- BA. Let's start with the Lakers and all the drama David -- blocking the trade would have brought Chris Paul LA then the team moved Lamar Odom -- doubtless all the Lakers still. One of the favorite teams in the west. I'm not quite sure the move done I still think David Stern may have told the Lakers just laid low he still may have a chance at Dwight Howard down the road but but. The fact that Lamar Odom complain about a big involvement trait he was moved over the personally it's one of the keys for the Lakers Bryant was that and it's it's incredible that between Bynum and Gasol and Odom on the -- the same time we -- at 6106117. Feet. And that made it all up report deep into -- and Lamar Odom -- the guy are still as a guy they can play three positions have been three or four positions out on the floor. And for me with this 668 -- is like a forty every let it get the -- and go. It's all about. Quality depth and youth young -- the Lakers don't have that there's still one of the teams beat the -- but he got Oklahoma City get some of these other teams. I think that it moved ahead of the Lakers in terms of youth and experience and advance -- -- -- let's go to the Clippers right. The hapless young -- -- -- Blake -- about it from Butler as a former -- great -- to make the post -- for the first time since 2000 since I've come back tomorrow and a former super -- that -- for -- starter -- -- -- hall of -- and -- but I think the Clippers are poised to make the playoffs you know -- love Blake -- everything he brings to the table. Engaging personality just a wealth of talent and explosion and and and just a terrific player to have on your roster in the fact that Chauncey Billups. Has been picked up by the Clippers with the amnesty deal he brings some veteran leadership again youthful legs the Clippers have those that they've got. Eric Gordon a better two guards in the league I think it all comes together for the Clippers -- and I see them make the playoffs in you have to walk before you run I don't see them. That's something but -- Los Angeles have talked about a a potential NBA finalists but that that that that -- way ahead of the curve. But make in the playoffs definitely in the -- at the post season following the sons of any roster Golden State as new coach. And Kwame Brown everybody. I don't doubt it Sacramento any of these teams look like. Playoff caliber teams -- -- -- again you know we using my theory about a young legs you that I think the teams that can some of the most quality depth have a chance to really make some noise I think Paul Westphal. Would Sacramento's got so the -- on one of my favorite players in -- best but some for debt. I don't know have trouble creating his own stat but he is a terrific at it you've got there's always -- for that DeMarcus Cousins came in the camp in great shape he's planned. Out of his mind right now I still early but we'll put Tyreke Evans at the same thing after a lackluster second you have to -- rookie of the year that -- Sacramento. Has a chance with with their youth with a young legs. And at the style of play that Paul -- prefer to pick -- a chance to do some things -- -- up thanks much for the -- don't forget about sports dot com as you Cutler troll your basketball needs for Marcus Johnson I'm Brian weapon. We'll see you next.