One of the dilemmas Jerry Sloan faces with his newfound depth is working Matt Harpring back into the starting lineup.
The team that gets a lift from someone besides its best player will come away with the No. 8 seed out West.
While the Nuggets have improved with Carmelo Anthony, the Warriors have regressed without last season's top scorers.
Tyronn Lue and Gordan Giricek appear close to locking up the starting backcourt spots for the Magic.
With the addition of Mike Miller, Memphis may have lost out on Kobe.