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Way too early projections for the West:

I took players' 2012 PA100 numbers and age-adjusted them to build a simple 2013 projection. In cases where players didn't log meaningful minutes in 2012 but had in the past, I used their 2011 numbers with 2 years of age-specific progress/decline. For players who have never played in the NBA and Brandon Roy, I assigned a subjective guess at where their production will be:

[Davis = +1 SD; Robinson = +0.5 SD; Roy, Lillard, and Crowder = Average; Lamb, Barton, and Ezeli = -0.5 SD; White and Barnes = -1 SD; Leonard -1.5 SD; Rivers -2.5 SD]

I am no expert on the non-Wolves teams, so I probably made mistakes regarding expected starters and especially in predicting which bench players will receive top 10 minutes. It is also possible that I missed a trade/FA signing somewhere and thus have a team +/- a player.

Here is how the West shakes out (assuming no further significant moves). The numbers at the bottom of each team are the average of that team's top 6 minute recipients and the average of that team's 7th through 10th bench spots. The chart is ordered by division ranking (left to right), conference rankings are listed in the top right corner of each team's panel. Playoff teams are denoted by a bright gold ranking cell:

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