The NBA western conference has been nothing short of unexpected. The Clippers are in first place in the west, not the Warriors or Rockets the Clippers. The Clippers missed the playoffs last year and lost Deandre Jordan in free agency. The Grizzlies are currently in fourth place, they also missed the playoffs last year. These standings will not stay, as the season progresses. the current standings will change. None of the teams in the west are separated by many games and some of the teams are too good to not make the playoffs.