The Northwest Division was arguably the “worst” division in the Western Conference this past season, with only one team, the Portland Trail Blazers, making the postseason on one leg thanks to injuries to Wesley Matthews, Dorell Wright and LaMarcus Aldridge. Oklahoma City was hit by the injury-bug the hardest, limping to the finish line at 45-37. The Utah Jazz are an intriguing team for next season if some of their youth can take steps of improvement, as they had the sixth-highest win percentage post-All Star break. The underachieving Nuggets are looking for a coach and a difference-maker mid-lottery. Rounding out the division are the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves, who have a core of young talent looking to add a franchise cornerstone at the first overall pick. How will these teams improve with the draft?