Originally Posted by moremilk
not so sure about that. Beyond the lakers/okc duo, it's pretty bare. Clippers, SAS and Denver will be good, but not great, and everybody else is middling or worse. In the east you have the Heat who is really good and Chicago would be too if Rose wasn't injured. And then you have Indiana, NYK, Brooklyn and Boston who are on par with SAS/Clippers/Denver.
I think this year the East may actually overtake the West in number of wins, for the first time in a really. really long time.
In my opinion, I don't think any team in the East can beat the Lakers, OKC, or the Spurs other than the Heat this upcoming season.