We conclude our six-part NBA Draft Breakdown series with what was a historically great conference this past season, the Southwest Division. Every single team in this division made the playoffs with an above .500 record. The Houston Rockets finished with the two seed and have MVP runner-up James Harden surrounded with a versatile spread attack. The Memphis Grizzlies lost in six games in the Western Conference Semifinals against Golden State thanks to a physical defense and grind-it-out offense.
The San Antonio Spurs ran into an unlucky matchup in Round 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, and have many questions regarding their roster for next year. The Dallas Mavericks drama with Rajon Rondo ruined their season, but coach Rick Carlisle is one of the NBA’s greatest offensive masterminds. New Orleans will remain relevant behind Anthony Davis, who will continue to grow into one of the league’s best players. How will each team aim to improve and shape their roster through the draft?