Los Angeles Clippers: (59-23) There is a new sheriff in LA and that is the Clippers. They have locked in CP3 for 5 years, keeping him with fellow star Blake Griffin. Adding Doc Rivers as their new head coach will give them one of the most respected coaches in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs: (57-25) After coming so close to getting their 5th championship last season, Tim Duncan and Greg Popovich look to make that happen this year. If they have problems with their veterans running out of gas, look to young guns Leonard, Green and Splitter to step up and keep this team running smoothly.
Oklahoma City Thunder (56-24) With Westbrook out for the first 4-6 weeks of the season and the loss of Kevin Martin, they must hope Lamb and Jackson can fill the roles offensively. Kevin Durant must also spread the love.
Houston Rockets: (56-24) Even though Howard played most of last season less than 100% for the Lakers last year, he was still pretty solid. Now healthy and with Harden scoring points this team could be very scary on both sides of the ball.
Golden State Warriors: (51-31) Stephan Curry leads this team offensively and is a very good shooter. However the problem with the Warriors is its defense, the addition of Iguodala should help, but if Bogut can stay healthy would be the best thing for this team.
Memphis Grizzlies: (48-34) The big question for the Grizzlies this year is, can they score points? They will have to hope for this team to gel together as they did last year when they made it all the was to the Western Conference Finals.
Denver Nuggets: (45-37) The Nuggets have the talent on this roster to win some basketball games. The real challenge is to see if Bobby Shaw can lead this team with a new system than what he is familiar with.
Minnesota Timberwolves: (43-39) Injuries plagued this team last season, along with terrible shooting. The Twolves still have Kevin Love, as well as new additions Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin will help them make a playoff appearance this season.
Miami Heat: (60-22) Heat are still the most talented teams in the league despite the team collectively getting towards the old side. Spoelstra will probably need to rest some of his key players at some points of the season so they don't run out of gas towards the end of the season and to get them ready for the post season.
Indiana Pacers: (53-29) The Pacers are going to look to stop the reign of the Heat's dominance. With a solid defense that they displayed last year, they hope to improve their offensive play with the return of Danny Granger, who missed most of last season due to injury.
Chicago Bulls: (52-30) Derrick Rose is finally back! This will add some offensive fire power to a team that is pretty sound defensively. Mike Dunleavy Jr will also add some punch for the Bulls in the 3 point range.
New York Knicks: (51-31) Carmelo Anthony is coming off of his best season last year and will look to emulate to prove that the Knicks were not a fluke last season. The downfall of this team is the attitude of Anthony and how he gets along with his new teammates.
Brooklyn Nets: (51-31) The Nets mortgaged their future to win right now by trading future picks to the Celtics for Garnett, Peirce, and Terry. This also made them the oldest lineup in the NBA, so I would think this team would have a more amplified problem of running out of gas towards the end of the season. Plus I question if they can go deep in the post season with Jason Kidd as head coach.
Atlanta Hawks: (43-39) Losing Josh Smith will hurt this team that is for sure, but bringing in Paul Millsap will keep this team still plugging along.
Detroit Pistons: (41-41) Adding Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings make this team a lot more interesting going into this season, just hope they can gel right in with Monroe and Drummond.
Cleveland Cavaliers: (40-42) Kyrie Irving leads this team that has a lot of young talent, the offseason signing of Bynum should help this young team improve defensively.