The Northwest Division, arguably the weakest division in the Western Conference, includes the Denver Nuggets, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Portland Trailblazers, the Seattle Supersonics, and the Utah Jazz.
Among the prominent players of the teams in the Northwest Division are:
- Carmelo Anthony, Andre Miller, Marcus Camby, Kenyon Martin, and Earl Boykins of the Denver Nuggets.
- Kevin Garnett and Ricky Davis of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Zach Randolph, Joel Przybilla, and Sebastian Telfair of the Portland Trailblazers.
- Ray Allen and Luke Ridnour of the Seattle Supersonics.
- Andrei Kirilenko, Carlos Boozer, Matt Harpring, and Deron Williams of the Utah Jazz.