Washington - I respected them at the start of the year, but they have a horrible, horrible offense and no team synergy.
Chicago - I'll be shocked if they can ride the "Nobody believes in us!" wave to the 2nd round, even with Thibs. No Rose + no Deng.
Charlotte - The Raps haven't matched up well against them recently, but what kind of team do we have if we're afraid of the Bobcats? If you can't beat the Bobnets/Horncats, you may as well blow it up
Nets & Knicks - Old, dysfunctional, and imploding. This is one-and-done 'Melo, not playoff success 'Melo.
Detroit & Cleveland - Young and mismatched.
Atlanta - They'll stick around, but they're done without Horford.
The first round really is the Raptors' to lose.