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Favorites in NBA's East?

Less than a week into the NBA's official free agency, nearly all of the big names have made their decisions. And while the Western Conference saw little movement, the East saw some deals that will certainly shake things up.

LeBron James, in case you hadn't heard, left the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat, though, kept Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and added Luol Deng in the process. The Chicago Bulls picked up Pau Gasol and brought over Montenegro-born Nikola Mirotic from Spain to team with a (presumably) healthy Derrick Rose. And the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday saw Lance Stephenson go to the new-look Charlotte Hornets. (Also, let's not forget about Carmelo Anthony staying with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks.) Naturally, there are a lot of questions ...

  • Which team will win the NBA's Eastern Conference in 2014-15?

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  • Which team outside the Bulls and Cavaliers has the best shot at winning the East?

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  • Which of these non-playoff teams from 2013-14 will fare the best in 2014-15?

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  • What do you make of Lance Stephenson leaving the Pacers for the Hornets and a three-year, $27 million contract?

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  • Which of these was the best signing for the team?

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  • How will Derrick Rose fare this season?

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  • Which team will Andrew Wiggins be with at the start of the 2014-15 season?

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  • If you were the Cavaliers' general manager, would you trade Andrew Wiggins as part of a deal to get Kevin Love?

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  • How many championships will LeBron James win in Cleveland?

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  • Will Carmelo Anthony ever play in an NBA Finals?

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NBA free agency predictions?

NBA free agents can't officially sign until Thursday. But the noise surrounding the league's best available players just keeps growing. LeBron James reportedly is considering the Cleveland Cavaliers. His former Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh apparently is interested in the Houston Rockets. Carmelo Anthony could leave the New York Knicks for the Los Angeles Lakers, while Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson might join Melo in L.A., or take his talents to the Dallas Mavericks. How will it all play out?

  • Where will LeBron James play next season?

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  • Where will Chris Bosh play next season?

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  • Which team will Carmelo Anthony play for next season?

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  • Where do you want LeBron James to play next season?

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  • Which is more likely to happen?

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  • Which team would be the best fit for Lance Stephenson?

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Pacers stay alive vs. Heat

Things looked bleak for the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. They trailed the Miami Heat by 11 in the third quarter, having scored just 37 points in 28 minutes. Then they charged back, took a lead after three frames and held on to win 93-90 thanks to Paul George (who scored 21 of his 37 in the final period). Does this give the Pacers new life? Is George a superstar? Do you like Lance Stephenson, who continued his push to get under LeBron James' skin?

  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference finals? (Heat lead 3-2)

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  • Is Paul George a superstar?

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  • Did LeBron James make a mistake by passing to Chris Bosh for a 3 when the Heat trailed by two with less than 10 seconds left)?

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  • What is your opinion of Lance Stephenson?

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