Divisions in the NBA are not really talked about much anymore, but they still actually exist! In the Eastern Conference you have the Atlantic, Central and Southeast divisions and then in the Western Conference there are the Northwest, Southwest and Pacific regions.
Today, we are going to talk a little bit about the Pacific region, which is arguably the best division in the league. The Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings make up this division and all five teams are very different from one another.
This year, the Suns, Clippers and Lakers made the playoffs and the Warriors came up just short of making the playoffs, as they lost to the Lakers and Grizzlies in the play-in tournament.
The Kings… Well, they have not been to the playoffs since 2006, so that is not really an area of expertise for them!
This offseason is going to be very important for all five of these NBA franchises and while some are closer to winning championships than others, there is always room for improvement!
With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at one trade target for each team in the Pacific Division that could actually help make a difference for them during the 2021-22 season.