A Bulls squad missing their star player is still the best team in their division. Chicago has enough depth to weather the storm, until Derrick Rose returns. Cleveland is the only major threat, preventing a third consecutive division title. If Chicago can stay healthy and relevant they will be able to pursue a 7th NBA title.
Kyrie Irving has helped guide the Cavs through the aftermath of the decision. GM Chris Grant has strategically placed key players around his star point guard. The Cleveland Cavaliers are continuing to build from the ground up through the draft. Cleveland is one year away from being a serious playoff contender.
Detroit has a lineup of under the radar players and a few veterans. The Pistons are in rebuilding mode but could create chaos in their division. In an era where big men are scarce, Drummond gives the Pistons an edge in the paint. The Detroit Pistons are going to become the eastern conference version of OKC in a few years.
Milwaukee has failed to capitalize on drafting Brandon Jennings. The Bucks traded dominate big man Andrew Bogut in hopes of bolstering their offense, with Monta Ellis. The Bucks are Lottery-Bound and will struggle all year. Buck fans are going to experience a long winter, watching the worst team in basketball.
Written By Sam Goldman
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