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Amin Elhassan takes a look at the Western Conference and focuses the burning questions facing on the Pacific Division.
Fran Fraschilla breaks down 10 teams that are poised for big-time success next season.
Tom Haberstroh examines the underachieving Phoenix Suns, who after a mediocre 40-42 season must look for ways to bring themselves young -- and cheap -- talent. The only way to do that is to trade the face of the franchise, Steve Nash.
The Blazers' roster is almost entirely devoid of playoff experience. But history shows that won't be a problem for Portland.
Steve Nash's MVP season may be a perfect example for young point guards everywhere.