#5 76ers: The 76ers picked up Wilson Chandler in the offseason along with drafting Landry Shamet and Zaire Smith who both have a lot of potential. Markelle Fultz is healthy and will probably play a big role off the bench. If everyone Embiid, Simmons and others can stay healthy, they have the talent to contend for the top 2 spots in the East.
#4 Raptors: The Raptors made one of the biggest moves of the offseason by trading Derozan for Kawhi. Kyle Lowry and the rest of the team clearly meshed well with Derozan but adding Kawhi is still a big upgrade, he brings energy on both ends of the court and can carry this team a long ways.
#3 Rockets: The Rockets lost a big piece with Trevor Ariza but picked up Melo. I'm not quite sure that Melo will help the Rockets chemistry at all after how he played last year in OKC. If he can work well together with Harden and CP3 the Rockets can contend for the top spot in the West.
#2 Celtics: The Celtics didn't lose anybody over the offseason and now everybody is healthy. Right now it's pretty hard to see anybody other than the Celtics coming out of the East.
#1 Warriors: There's not much to say about Golden State, they already had arguably the best team in NBA history last season and now Demarcus Cousins just makes that even better, they are still my favorite to take the title this season.
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