We just finished up All-Star Weekend. It’s the perfect time to check in on every team and look back at our preseason previews to see how we did. Today we look at the Southwest Division.
Current Record: 27-28
Projected Record: 40-41
Dwight Howard has been relatively healthy.
Ty Lawson has given Houston nothing and he might get traded.
Current Record: 31-22
Projected Record: 48-34
Matt Barnes, who they got for nothing, has given them some good minutes
Jeff Green, who’s moved into the starting lineup at the 4, still isn’t very good.
San Antonio Spurs
Current Record: 45-8
Projected Record: 70-12
Kawhi Leonard has gotten even better and is now one of the top three point shooters in the NBA.
Tim Duncan’s age seems to be getting to him. He’s averaging less than 10 points per game this year.
Current Record: 29-26
Projected Record: 43-39
Raymond Felton is back as a productive NBA player.
Chandler Parsons might still be feeling the effects of injury as his scoring is down this year.
New Orleans Pelicans
Current Record: 20-33
Projected Record: 31-51
Ryan Anderson has regained his shooting stroke and scoring 3 more points per game this season.
Omer Asik is basically a zero now for New Orleans