13. Portland Trail Blazers
Damon Lillard is one of the best players in the West right now. The superstar guard is truly excellent and when you add in the likes of CJ McCollum, you can see why Portland has Memphis under pressure. But Jusuf Nurkic is the reason why the Trail Blazers leapfrog their rivals.
The return of the big man alongside Zach Collins makes them a genuinely frightening team. They’ve had to play without these key athletes for lengthy spells this season but now they’re back. If they can gel, the Trail Blazers will be a team to fear in the West.