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2011 NBA Blog Previews: Southwest Division

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We posted our preview on Sep 22, which you can click here to see just in case you missed it. Today we start rounding up all of the previews by division for your enjoyment. Up first is the Southwest Division.

Southwest Division Previews

Poll after the jump
While we don't know what the final versions of these teams will look like, there is some intrigue to this division. Dallas may have won the NBA Championship but it was San Antonio that led the Western Conference in regular season wins in 2010 going 61-21. Of course it was another upstart team from the Southwestern division, the No. 8 seeded Memphis Grizzlies, that knocked the Spurs out of the playoffs.

There is a new coach in Houston, and Chris Paul is still in New Orleans where season ticket sales have went well throughout the off season. Can the Hornets make a turnaround?