First thing has to be done before a prediction thread should ever be made is wait until we have the legal number of players on tap first.
We have 17. 2 more than legal.
I don't think there will be any waiving of players. There is another trade on the way.
Whomever we aquire and whom we lose is gonna be key.
I don't think Zeke is gonna sit the whole summer with 17 players. Of course the new players can't be traded for 30 days.
I really can't say at all who are the favorites.
As far as the Atlantic division goes.....
1) There is no dominant team whatsoever, so how is there a favorite???
2) Every team in the Atlantic is flawed. If you don't believe that chances are you are being a homer or you don't watch basketball enough.
3) The Atlantic division is the worst division in the whole league.
Alot of things could happen to change that. Several teams have made significant moves for the better.
If they figure out how to get thier pieces in cohesion, it will be fun to watch.
But IMO there is no favorite, way too soon for this thread.