Western Conference Preview: Utah

Deron Williams Lamar OdomOur tour of the Western Conference next went through Utah, where we welcomed Salt Lake Tribune beat writer Ross Siler to discuss a team that’s consistently given the Lakers a tough test.

Siler broke down the Carlos Boozer – Paul Millsap power forward situation, confirmed a statement that Deron Williams (not Chris Paul) may be the best point guard in the NBA, offered his take on Andrei Kirilenko and Mehmet Okur and gave us his Top 5 coaches to interview (including both Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson).

The Lakers first see Utah on Dec. 9 at STAPLES Center before flying to Salt Lake City that same week.