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.
I get annoyed when people suggest teams like the Knicks, Nets and Hawks are locks for the playoffs. Heck the bulls could be without Rose for the entire year...
There are only 3 teams that are locks: Miami, Indiana and Boston
The other 5 spots are up for grabs.