Basically the whole season is in 2012 so......you know! Predictions will be based on moves made by all NBA teams and last season.
1.NYK-Chandler is a great addition to the Knicks. A move I feel will lead the Knicks to their first playoff win. My pick to represent the Eastern Conference this year.
2.Heat-Obviously the fav to not only represent the East in the Finals, but the favorite to win it all!!
3.Bulls-I like the addition of Rip Hamilton. Nice to see him on a winning team again after leaving that Detroit mess. Will it be enough to land them in the NBA Finals? Soon we will find out.
4.Celtics-Celtics will struggle this year with it being a short season playing a ton of back to backs. Celtics have been complaining about training camp and so on......health of the big 4 is crucial for success this season as it always is, but without Green it will be even tougher.
5.Magic-Expecting Howard is there through most of the season. If not, they may make the playoffs trading him at the deadline which is later this year because of the lockout.
6.Pacers-A team that I figure will be a surprise team in the East this season. David West addition is solid if he stays healthy enough.
7.Bucks-Bucks? Some may think, but with Bogut returning after season ending injury along with the addition of Jackson. I think the team will make the playoffs because I believe they have the right pieces to be able to get a spot in the East.
8.Hawks-No Crawford isn't good for the Hawks which makes me feel they won't be as good as they were previously. I say they make the playoffs barely with a battle of the final spot with the 76ers.