Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #7: Southwest Division Preview

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James Harden Houston Rockets (Photo by Mark Downey Lucid Images/Corbis via Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the eighth episode of Coast 2 Coast, the brand new basketball podcast right here at Last Word on Sports. As always LWOS is committed to bringing you the very best in sports news, analysis and commentary. In putting together this NBA podcast, we continue to stay committed to our high standards. Enjoy the show.

This is the final division preview for C2C. The AtlanticCentralSoutheastNorthwest and Pacific can be found here.

Be sure to check out Last Word on Pro Basketball‘s written preview of the Southwest Division, written by Nick DiBona.

No Tim Duncan? No Dwight Howard? The Southwest division has gone through an offseason full of change, but still figures to be competitive with the additions of Chandler Parsons and Harrison Barnes, amongst others.

Austin and Dante begin the podcast with a discussion of how teams deal with locker room leadership with an emphasis of the steadiness of the Spurs and whether the Rockets get resolved without Howard. Next, they answer five burning questions about the division. Questions include “Who will be the next MVP in this conference?” and “Which contract signed this offseason will provide the biggest impact?” Finally, the wrap up with their predictions for who wins a crowded Southwest division.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #7: Southwest Division Preview

Austin Cracraft and Dante Guarneri discuss everything from the wide world of the NBA, whether it be the latest update from a Banana Boat or a rookie screwing up on his Snapchat.

Follow the show on Twitter @Coast2CoastPod.

Austin is a Staff Writer and Podcast Host/Producer at Last Word on Sports. He is currently attending the University of Oregon and enjoys watching, talking and playing sports. He is a big Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks fan.

Dante studies Financial Economics at Columbia University. For every statistic and analytic undertaking, he hopes to shed humorous light on the everyday parity of the sports world. A life-long sports fan, he’s been blessed with championships from the New York Yankees and New York Giants, but cursed by the turbulent history of the Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets.

 

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James Harden Houston Rockets (Photo by Mark Downey Lucid Images/Corbis via Getty Images)

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