Superman has jumped the eastern conference Magic ship on to what he hopes shall be a more fruitful storyline in Hollywood with the Western Conference Lakers. One of the many questions is whether or not Pau Gasol will take well to the bigger big man in Dwight Howard. How much maturing does the Thunder really need or can they do with what they have? Do the Mavs matter after missing out on Deron Williams? Who can overcome the Heat in the finals? (If they themselves make it that far)… Here’s my round up on the Western Conference in what has traditionally been known as the more competitive league for the top 8 playoff spots.