Who’s to say a small market team can’t be successful? That a team from a midmarket city can’t build a roster or a culture? The Northwest Division offers a diverse class of organizations, committed to staying near or below the salary cap while maintaining high expectations.
Austin and Dante examine the group in this episode’s divisional preview, beginning with the advantages and limitations of midmarket teams. The two follow their normal layout by answering five burning questions on the division – including the team with the best chance at landing the next big free agent and the most exciting player or team to watch this season (hint: Russell Westbrook is involved). They’ll predict divisional standings and touch on the spiritual journey Tom Thibodeau went on to discover an offense.