The top half of the East is real legit this year. Obviously there's the 2 time defending champs Miami. I don't think they really added anyone noteworthy just more bench/role guys but they of course still have the best player in the NBA and his 2 sidekicks.
The Bulls got a lot more legit with Derrick Rose coming back as if they weren't pretty legit already.
The Nets are now a championship contender with the moves they've made.
The Pacers are always dangerous and if at any point Granger gets back and plays to form and Roy Hibbert returns to what at one time had people calling him a top 3 Center in the NBA.
New York I still think is hovering around that 4th or 5th spot.
I can't wait for Nets/Heat on Friday to see where what has been called a potential best in the East team stacks up when the lights are on. It's also interesting that we got Boston first. I consider that to be a must-win game although I see it being much closer than it should be.