they need more or this will be Cleveland west.
I think Rondo makes them better than last year, Lebron makes them 10-15 games better than last year, and another year with Ball, Ingram, and Kuz make them 5 games better too. Last year they were 35 and 47. I think overnight they became a 50 win team. They're better than any of the teams that finished after them, and better than 6 teams that finished ahead of them last year.
I think the 2019 West Standings go like this:
I wouldn't be surprised to see the T Wolves at 7 and the Pelicans out though. The Spurs...that's a legacy 8th seed. They could miss the playoffs if they don't deal Kawhai and that wouldn't surprise me either. But I think the Lakers are in the top half of the West right now, if they don't sign another player. Remember, you can pencil in 12 wins against the East alone, they should sweep the Clippers, Suns, Kings, Grizzlies and probably the Mavs.