THE ROAD TO SUCCESS FOR EVERY DECENT WEST TEAM IMO:
Lakers- Get off ball superstars (pg13, hayward, capela type people) who can work off of lebrons brilliance. Play the rookie guys off the bench, work mainly in free agency. 1 year deals this season
Thunder- westbrook plays less ball dominant, replace melo or trade him for a kevin love type guy who can stretch and get rebounds. Either roberson learns how to shoot or REPLACE HIM WITH AVERY BRADLEY. similar defensive skill but avery bradley MUCH better offensively.
Pelicans- GET A SMALL FORWARD!!! julius randle signing was excellent, he'll fit better than boogie because boogie/AD clash similarly to blake/drummond. if they can resign boogie trade him for a SF or get the best available SF who can score, that's their clear weak point. Hayward would fit perfectly
Rockets- Arizas gone, hope melo ends up a free agent and sign him for a small deal. Drill him into a smaller role, he's a star starter when he's not ballhogging.
Warriors- do nothing, small nick young type signings if possible.
Nuggets- Try to retain this team, try to keep porter jr healthy
Clippers- Overhaul and rebuild. Nowhere near contending, no assets to move for stars, decent roster atm, would only be in place for contention if 2-3 big names signed there which won't happen.
Spurs- try to trade kawhi for as much value as possible if he won't stay next season like what the pacers did with paul george. young defensive minded people. Look to the G league as well for guys like johnathan simmons who could maybe make an impact. If all else fails, begin rebuilding.
Blazers- team overhaul, make moves to replace everyone besides nurkic/lillard/mccollum. prioritize 3/D guys in every spot besides those 3, maybe 1 or 2 decent slashers on the bench. Look for guys like demarre carroll, jae crowder, taurean prince, or if melo becomes a FA, replace nurkic with a better defensive center, and sign a defensive minded PF to make up for the lack of defense otherwise
Timberwolves- Retain butler, teague, wiggins, and KAT. this is a winning team with no injuries, look for a better coach who wont ruin his starters with too many minutes. improve the bench if possible.
utah jazz- look to draft good people in draft, sign sleepers out of the G league who can impact. otherwise no trades or moves.
Pelicans just signed elfrid payton. Basically rondo jr, this teams gonna go places