Tramel - I’ll take Spurs as the No. 1 seed, but OKC to win the West.
Slater – San Antonio in the regular season, OKC in the playoffs. The Spurs certainly have championship potential and pedigree (eight rings for Duncan and Popovich combined). But it’s too hard to forget the recent past. They’ve easily won the West the last two years (111-37 record combined), but faltered in the playoffs, once in the first round to Memphis. San Antonio hasn’t even been within a game of the Finals in six years. Kings of the regular season, exposed in the playoffs. That might change, but I’ll believe it when I see it.