Can LeBron James lead the Cavs to the playoffs? No. Are the Lakers favored to win it all? Yes.
The top five teams in the NBA still all play in the West. But who are the East's five best teams?
The Eastern Conference will have at least six rookies learning on the job as starting point guards.
How weak is the East? So weak that the fast-finishing Bulls looked more Finals worthy.
Do us all a favor, David Stern: Cancel the East playoffs so we can have a real NBA Finals.