Where do we fall in the Eastern Conference pecking order?
Orlando, Cleveland, and Boston – all better than us.
Miami, Chicago, and Atlanta – all in the playoffs, all have talented young cores. Wade is better than anyone we have, and has championship experience. Rose may be better than anyone we have. Atlanta is very deep, very big, and very athletic.
Philly – made the playoffs WITHOUT Elton Brand. Will he be able to integrate better with the team and improve them?
Detroit – made the playoffs, and changing Gordon for Iverson will be better for chemistry, while Villenueva for Wallace will pay out over the long haul.
Charlotte is young and improving every year. They are getting close to the playoffs.
So, where do we fit in this mix?