Forecast: 2014-15 East standings

  • ESPN.com | August 11, 2014

James AP Photo/Tony DejakLeBron James' return to Cleveland has our panel predicting a return to the top for the Cavs in the East.

Our annual Summer Forecast series is back!

Over the next two weeks, we'll roll out our predictions for how each team will do this season, as well as the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year, Best Newcomer, Worst Newcomer, MVP, conference champions and NBA champs. We'll also examine which teams will make the biggest turnarounds this season and which teams could be in for the most turmoil.

For our results, we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel on each topic.

Let's begin with a look at the conference that could see the biggest shakeup at the top with LeBron James (and reportedly Kevin Love) joining the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason. We'll announce one team every half-hour (from 1 to 15), starting at 11 a.m. ET.

To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #ESPNForecast is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along @ESPNNBA.

Let's begin ...

Projected 2014-15 Eastern Conference standings



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