Looks like LeBron and AD are kicking into gear....
..and they will be tough to knock off in the West. Suns and Jazz aren't looking strong yet.
Mavs and Nuggets have best shot against Lakers.
Of course, the Nuggets must beat Blazers first and the Lakers must continue bullying the Suns: but the Nuggets might be able to match up better than last year. Aaron Gordon and some JaVale McGee on Davis (I would think McGee will play in this series). I don't know who will guard LeBron. Some Gordon, Millsap and JaMychal Green? Move MPJ around on Davis and LeBron until Kuzma comes in. He matches up well with Kuzma because Kuzma goes after him and takes bad shots because he thinks he's better than MPJ. Jokic and McGee on Drummond.
If Barton returns for end of Blazer series and then the Laker series, the Nuggets guards could be a strength against the Lakers: Campazzo, Rivers, Barton, Morris vs Schroder, Caldwell-Pope, Caruso, Matthews.