There is no shortage of storylines in the NBA's Western Conference heading into the 2022-23 season.
And, as is tradition, let's start in Los Angeles.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers are back to improve on an injury- and drama-filled season that resulted in a failed run to the West's final play-in spot. But after featuring a bevy of veteran role players in 2022-23, the franchise has skewed much younger this offseason as it pursues a bounce-back campaign.
Is Phoenix projected to repeat as the West's No. 1 seed? Will the Lakers re-enter the playoff picture? Which teams are still tanking?
Our expert panel is predicting the win-loss records for all 15 teams in the West.