Originally Posted by LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!!
Miami, Indy and Boston are the only 3 real locks in the East to make the playoffs. NYK is like a time-bomb. As talented as the Nets are, they aren't a lock. Philly are really banking on Bynum being healthy. Chicago's depth isn't the same. The JSmoove situation + when/if he's dealt is going to impact Atlanta's record. Then the raps are competing with a bunch of teams who are at/near their level. Will be a fun season in the East though.
Miami's the only lock.
Everyone else can lose a top player and go right down the toilet for the season.