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The Toronto Raptors made it to the Finals and won their first championship. But Kawhi Leonard bolted for the Los Angeles Clippers after the season, opening the door for the rest of the Eastern Conference.
And the winds of change have definitely blown. Kyrie Irving left the Boston Celtics for the Brooklyn Nets. Al Horford left the Celtics for the Philadelphia 76ers. Kemba Walker left the Charlotte Hornets for the Celtics.
Oh, and the Milwaukee Bucks return reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo after finishing with the league’s best regular-season record.
And that really is barely the half of it.
But it’s not all about the team’s at the top. How far can the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons go one season after making the playoffs? Or what about the Indiana Pacers … everyone’s favorite underdog?
There are certainly others that could take a step forward, or a step back, or represent the East on the NBA’s biggest stage in June.
But who will take the biggest leap this season in terms of victories and overall success? For instance, if you think the Bucks will get to the Finals, then perhaps they are your pick. If you think the Atlanta Hawks will win 22 more games, then maybe it’s them. (Obviously, the Raptors aren’t included after winning the whole thing last season.)
Vote in the poll below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post.