The Central Division has undergone a lot of changes in the offseason. LeBron James headed south, which is exactly where his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be heading in the standings. The fringe playoff teams also got A LOT better. The Chicago Bulls signed Carlos Boozer to bolster their star power next to Derrick Rose and also added some solid role players in Kyle Korver, C.J. Watson, and Ronnie Brewer. The Milwaukee Bucks may have overpaid, but they added some solid roles players in Corey Maggette and Drew Gooden to accompany stars Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut. Given these changes, here are some questions to consider before you read these previews:
Are the Bucks ready to make the jump from potential first-round upsetter to second-round contender? Are the Bulls going to have enough defensive firepower to combat the East’s top teams? Will Darren Collison, Danny Granger, and the young guys surprise some people this year? Will the Cavaliers surprise everyone by winning the NBA title as prophesied by owner Dan Gilbert? (No.) Will the Pistons continue to be terrible?
Read these and decide for yourselves:
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