ATLANTIC Winner: Toronto. Gets out of division with Pacers and Pistons. Possible to rebuild quickly and leap over Knicks, Celtics, and Sixers. Loser: None.
CENTRAL Winner: None. Loser: Chicago. Stuck with Pacers and Pistons, who aren't going anywhere, and improving Cavs and Bucks.
SOUTHEAST Winners: Miami and Orlando. Miami should rule this division of weaklings for the near future, and Orlando only needs to get T-Mac a little help to be a solid second. (Also, would it surprise anyone if the Bobcats finished 3rd in this division with around 22 wins?) Loser: None.
NORTHWEST Winners: Everyone, for getting out of either the Pacific (Lakers and Kings) or Midwest (Spurs, Mavs, and Rockets) and getting a guaranteed 3 seed instead of struggling to get to 4 and having home court in the first round. Loser: None.
SOUTHWEST Winner: None. What a tough divison! Losers: Memphis and New Orleans. Both will have a tough time cracking the division's top three, meaning a 6-seed at best come playoff time.
PACIFIC Winners: Lakers and Kings. Like the Red Sox and Yankees, they should be the clear faves to finish 1-2 in this division for years. Loser: None.
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I'll be watching it too. I will be rooting for the Pacers all the way though due to old C's being involved (Bird and Carslile). Just as long as the Lakers don't win, I'll be happy. ...ducks and hides from DJ FrostyFreeze