One-on-One: Next-best in the West

Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher debate the No. 2 team in the Western Conference

Updated: February 5, 2010, 6:01 PM ET
By Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Tim Duncan & Carmelo AnthonyGetty ImagesDuncan and the Spurs? Melo and the Nuggets? Or none of the above?

The only thing Ric Bucher and Chris Broussard like to do more than report on the NBA is argue about the NBA. So we decided to combine those two skills in our weekly One-on-One series, in which they'll debate the hottest topics in the Association.

QUESTION: Who is the second-best team in the West?

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer