Now my team the Phoenix Suns will not be making the playoffs this year, which means I'm looking for other teams to get my interests up for the postseason. Usually I just ignore the East.
I will not be making a prediction on which teams are expected to win, but I will select winners based on
1) who I want to win. Personal bias
2) Which potential matchups in the ECSF will be more entertaining to watch
-First two series, Chicago v Indiana and Miami v Philly. I hope the Bulls and Heat sweep their opponents cuz I don't intend to watch those games.
-NY has a shot at beating the demoralized Boston Celtics. I hope they do. Amare's an ex-Sun and I'm rooting for him and D'Antoni. (will be watching this)
-ex-Sun JRich and Orlando, see ya at the semis. I'm hoping for a sweep vs the hapless Hawks. (Will be watching)
-Orlando v Chicago and Miami v NY is a hit in the boxoffice IMO. Those matchups will force me to continue to follow the East. Orlando upsets Chicago and Miami will prevail over the Knicks (sorry Amare)
-Florida series in the Eastern Conference Finals: Orlando v Miami, I don't care who wins. Will be watching this one.