June 1, 2012; Westwego, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams laughs as he points to the winning lottery ball combination (6-4-9-7) and the winning envelope from the NBA draft lottery during a press conference at the Alario Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Draft 2012: Needs for Western Conference Teams

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs would be wise to pick up big center who can play defense and wreck havoc in the middle.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Any way the Thunder go in this draft won’t matter that much because this team has such great depth.  But adding scoring to the bench would be the direction they can go.

Los Angeles Lakers 

Power forward might be the best move for the Lakers since it looks like Pau Gasol might not be around much longer.

Memphis Grizzlies

Not much back up help is available at the small forward and shooting guard positions, so finding someone to fit that role would be the best fit.

Los Angeles Clippers 

With Chris Paul there and Blake Griffin doing his thing in the power forward position, if the Clippers can find a compliment to both those players would be ideal.

Denver Nuggets

Not sure how secure the center position is here in Denver, so I would look for a big man in the middle.

Dallas Mavericks

Another team that might be best served to look for another big man to add some depth to their power forward/center positions.

Utah Jazz

Some combo shooting guard small forward player would be the move I’m making here in Utah.

Houston Rockets

The shooting guard position lacks some depth, so the Rockets should go searching for an extra shooting guard.

Phoenix Suns

Who knows if Steve Nash is back, so point guard will be a need, hence the Suns should get a point guard.  It helps to have one in place once Nash is ready to go.

Portland Trailblazers

This team would be best served in finding a big man center/power forward type.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Maybe going the way of a shot blocking big man would help this team get their defense on the right track.

Golden State Warriors

This team can use a great shooting guard to come in and add some scoring punch.

Sacramento Kings

Not sure if Jimmer Fredette is the best solution to point guard, so I would add another guy in that spot.

New Orleans Hornets

The Hornets have the top spot in the draft, so whoever they bring in will probably have to come in and play.

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