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Previewing the NBA's Eastern Conference from top to bottom

Previewing the NBA's Eastern Conference from top to bottom

1. CLEVELAND

2016-17 finish: 51-31, second

Coming: Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Dwayne Wade.

Going: Kyrie Irving, Richard Jefferson.

A loss in the NBA Finals and a teammate’s spurning might bring back the most valuable player version of LeBron James. Kevin Love will be a bigger offensive cog and move to center with Jae Crowder on board. Nostalgic additions Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade can buy time until Isaiah Thomas returns from a hip injury in January.

2. BOSTON

2016-17 finish: 53-29, first

Coming: Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris,...

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