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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
Photo Credit: AP / John Locher

Best guards: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

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

Best guards: James Harden, Houston Rockets

Best forwards

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

Best forwards: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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

Best forwards: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Best center

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

Best center: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

Best team

Best team: San Antonio Spurs
Photo Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez

Best team: San Antonio Spurs

Best coach

Best coach: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
Photo Credit: AP

Best coach: Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

Best point guard

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

Best point guard: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

Best sixth man

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

Best sixth man: Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers

Best rebounder

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

Best rebounder: DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers

Best defender

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

Best defender: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets

Best defense

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

Team that plays the best defense: San Antonio Spurs

Best offense

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

Team that has the best offense: Los Angeles Clippers

Best rookie

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

Best rookie: Dante Exum, Utah Jazz

Best player who’s injured

Best player who’s injured: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Photo Credit: AP / David Zalubowski

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

Best uniforms

Best uniforms: Golden State Warriors
Photo Credit: AP / George Nikitin

Best uniforms: Golden State Warriors

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