I think the Bulls will hold down the fort and have a reasonable record leading up to the all-star break, then make a good run in the second half of the season sparked by Rose's return.
The Knicks I think will play well this year and take the Atlantic division because the Celtics will be in small decline. The Knicks "being so high" is not really anything to write home about because their conference is trash.
Philly is a good young team, but it will depend how Bynum does as a #1 option. If he plays the way he's expected to, I see Philly climbing as high as the 4th seed.
But thinking about my rankings, does anyone remember the rules for seeding when it comes to the playoffs? Top 3 are division winners followed by best records after that?
West Coast, seeding goes by the top 4 best records in each conference.
Which means a non division winner can be in the Top 3.
I hope you get what I'm saying