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Chad Ford's 2009-10 Predictions

Our ESPN Insider forecasts the regular-season outcome for the Eastern Conference

Originally Published: October 20, 2009
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Adande | Barry | Broussard | Ford | Hill | Hollinger | Rose | Sheridan | Stein | Thorpe

Predicted Finish for Western Conference: 2009-10

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1 Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers are still the team to beat, but I think they lost something when they essentially swapped Trevor Ariza for Ron Artest. Artest provides toughness and grit, but at a huge cost of stability. Nevertheless, even if Ronnie implodes, the Lakers may still have the goods to rule ...

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