The Eastern Conference playoff race is always mystery — outside of Cleveland, that is. We know LeBron James , Kevin Love and the Cavaliers will make it.
We can be darn sure Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics (sounds weird to say, doesn’t it?) will make it, too.
The Washington Wizards with John Wall, Bradley Beal and others? They’re likely in, too. Oh, and let’s not forget Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors.
But after Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks … well, things start to get murky.
Dion Waiters and the improved Miami Heat are certainly true candidates. Oh, and Dwight Howard gives the Charlotte Hornets, at the very least, a motivated shotblocker aiming to prove himself.
So let’s just, say, those are the top seven seeds. (Although I think Detroit may be in there, too.) But if that’s the case, who finishes eighth?
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