The defending champion Cavaliers won’t face a huge battle in the race for the East’s #1 seed. They should once again cruise to the Eastern Conference Finals and probably to their third straight NBA Finals barring a major injury.
Coming off the most successful season in franchise history, they didn’t do much to improve this summer. However, they are good enough to earn the second seed behind the Cavs again.
The Hawks will be a big question mark this season. Will Dwight Howard bounce back to his old self in Atlanta? Can Dennis Schroeder fill Jeff Teague’s void? Will Kent Bazemore live up to his new contract?
People think the addition of Al Horford makes the Celtics a contender but I disagree. The Celtics overachieved last year and will show little improvement in the improved East.
The Pacers quietly had one of the best off seasons in the Eastern Conference adding Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young, and Al Jeffersom. But I can’t see the Pacers better than the four teams mentioned above.
On paper, the Bulls could have a solid squad. However, I think they will face major chemistry issues with their lack of three point shooting and ball dominant players.
Any other year in the East, I’d have Detroit higher than an eight seed but the East is so incredibly deep this year.
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