Re: Who's the biggest threat in East/West for Lakers?
West: San Antonio
East : Boston
The bullseye is back now so it will be more difficult for the Lakers to get through the West, regardless of playoff matchups. It really depends on retaining Odom and having an invigorated Bynum.
I think the East will wear itself down with all of those teams battling all the way through the ECF. I would expect the Lakers to have an easier time in the Finals than getting through the West just like last season.