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Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant looks on to (Credit: AP)

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant looks on to playing teammates during a preseason game in Istanbul, Turkey. (Oct. 5, 2013)

NBA's best of the West 2014-15

Newsday's Roderick Boone looks at the best of the West as the 2014-15 NBA begins.

Best guard

Best guards: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
(Credit: AP / John Locher)

Best guards: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Best guards: James Harden, Houston Rockets
(Credit: AP / Gabe Hernandez)

Best guards: James Harden, Houston Rockets

Best forwards

Best forwards: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
(Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez)

Best forwards: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best forwards: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
(Credit: AP / Jonathan Bachman)

Best forwards: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Best center

Best center: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets
(Credit: AP / David J. Phillip)

Best center: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

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Best team

Best team: San Antonio Spurs
(Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez)

Best team: San Antonio Spurs

Best coach

Best coach: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
(Credit: AP)

Best coach: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

Best point guard

Best point guard: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
(Credit: AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Best point guard: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Best sixth man

Best sixth man: Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers
(Credit: AP / Sue Ogrocki)

Best sixth man: Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers

Best rebounder

Best rebounder: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers
(Credit: AP / John Locher)

Best rebounder: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

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Best defender

Best defender: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Best defender: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets

Best defense

Team that plays the best defense: San Antonio
(Credit: Getty Images / Andy Lyons)

Team that plays the best defense: San Antonio Spurs

Best offense

Team that has the best offense: Los Angeles
(Credit: Getty Images / Frederic J. Brown)

Team that has the best offense: Los Angeles Clippers

Best rookie

Best rookie: Dante Exum, Utah Jazz
(Credit: AP / Kathy Willens)

Best rookie: Dante Exum, Utah Jazz

Best player who’s injured

Best player who?s injured: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
(Credit: AP / David Zalubowski)

Best player who’s injured: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Best uniforms

Best uniforms: Golden State Warriors
(Credit: AP / George Nikitin)

Best uniforms: Golden State Warriors

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