NBA offseason grades: Southwest division
|Offseason Grades: Southwest Division|
The more things change in the Southwest Division, the more they remain the same. Dallas owner Mark Cuban is still spending gobs of money and the magicians in the San Antonio front office have upgraded the roster without a luxury-tax hit. Houston's Yao Ming continues to gauge the strength and pain of the NBA's most put-upon feet, and the Hornets' fate still rests on the whims, wiles and fitness of Chris Paul. And in Memphis, the Grizzlies remain long shots to make the playoffs.