New Year’s resolutions for the Western Conference NBA for vanguard sports

New Year’s resolutions for the Western Conference NBA for vanguard sports .

Will Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry pop some more champagne in 2019? (Getty Images)
It is the end of 2018, a year in which J.R. Smith threw soup at a coach in March, dribbled out the clock in a tied Game 1 of the NBA Finals in June and openly informed us that his Cleveland Cavaliers were tanking in November .
What a year for J-Swish. What a year for the NBA, a league that saw Bryan Colangelo, the general manager of a team with arguably the brightest of futures,
Get fired because his wife took a flamethrower to the organization on a series of burner Twitter accounts. Never forget.The drama is enough to distract us from the incredible reality that the Golden State Warriors are seeking a three-peat and LeBron James just joined the freaking Los Angeles Lakers. We are living in an era of unprecedented NBA popularity for all of these reasons, and yet there’s reason to believe every team can do better in 2019. Here are the true-to-form resolutions for every Western Conference team.

Dallas Mavericks: Learn to cook

Everything is starting to trend this way already, but the Mavs have to turn everything over to Luka Doncic and start building a meal around him now. It’s going to be delicious. His buzzer-beater against the Portland Trail Blazers was the latest evidence that the rookie has all the makings of an all-time chef. He just needs the ingredients to maximize his considerable talent.

Denver Nuggets: Don’t disappoint

The Nuggets rank among the league’s top 10 in both offensive and defensive rating, and they’ve done it at less than full strength, mainly because Nikola Jokic has been a monster. Denver is working without Paul Millsap, Will Barton, Isaiah Thomas and Michael Porter Jr. Gary Harris can’t stay healthy. That’s a playoff team on its own in the East, and yet somehow the Nuggets have held it together. It almost seems too good to be true, and that’s a trap we don’t want them to fall into again. Give us something other than the Golden State Warriors to believe in out West.

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