If there aren't any major moves in the EC, here is what I think of the teams.
Detroit Pistons- plain and simple:getting weaker every offseason. If C-web is not returning, they will only have Mcdyess. I think they will be a 4 seed in the playoffs.
Chicago bulls- will win the confrence. #1 seed. This group is coming together and will challenge any WC team.
Cleveland Cavs- Still a good team, but I think LeBron is in JO's position. He is carrying the team. Without him, they would be a 20 win team. He has had ankle probrlems and it could prove to be a problem. I see them as a 5 seed.
Milwaulkee Bucks- still very weak. Not a playoff team. Even though Redd will be one of the highest scoring players in the league, they need another star next to him to really do some damage. 10'th in the East.
Philedelphia 76'ers- will be a better team, yet, they probrably will get 9'th place in the East.
Miami Heat- Weak. I would put them in 3'rd. Shaq is getting weaker and DW is the only other guy on the team that is really good, but they will make a playoff push.
Charolette bobcats- Finally Playoffs for them. i give them the 8 seed. they will definately be over .500.
New York Knicks- I see in the 6'th seed. they will be a dangerous team this season.
atlanta Hawks- still very weak. 11'th place.
Orlando Magic-#2 seed. Very great and dangerous team. their cap space in the next 3-4 years will really suck.
New Jersey nets- Will not make the playoffs but they will look good this year.
Boston Celtics- will be much better this year with Ray allen but still need a healthy PP.
Toronto Raptors- 7'th seed. pretty healthy.
Indiana Pacers- 5'th place. Will shock everyone and Obrien will win COY.
so it this was true, the playoffs would turn out to be
Chicago vs. Charolette
Orlando vs. Raptors
Heat vs. Knicks
Detroit vs. Pacers
Chicago vs. Orlando
Pacers vs. Heat
Chicago vs. pacers
Yeah I think the P's can be in the 5 seed and ECF. Just watch. I like Raps vs pacers because it really comes down to JO vs CB. and we match up really well to Miami.
This is just my prediction. It might sound unrealistic to some, but I can hope can't I??