Who will be the best in the West?

After a flurry of trade activity Wednesday night, who will be the best team in the West?

Updated: July 28, 2003, 9:41 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The playoff contenders in the Western Conference just hit DEFCON 2. There is an outright civil war brewing in the West.

Just two weeks after the Lakers decided to put together a Dream Team that could knock out Team USA -- the rest of the West is beginning its emergency response program.

On Wednesday the T-Wolves made their biggest move of the summer, swapping Terrell Brandon and Marc Jackson for Latrell Sprewell.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer