Between free agency findings and signings that shook up the "power rankings" over the summer, a plethora of sustainability questions surrounding a two-time defending champ, and a new generation of influential NBA talent, there's something funky brewing out East.
-The Nets and the Knicks aren't playing nice.
-Detroit 'roided up on ballplayers in Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings.
-The Heat look to three-peat with HUGE questions surrounding their ability to stay hot.
-The Sixers started their tanking campaign mid-July.
However, nobody seems to be smelling what the Bulls are cooking out in Chi-town. (Can you smell what the Bulls are cooking? Couldn't help it.)
They're stewing an ambitious concoction of desire, hunger and fight that developed after their valiant second round exit last season. I'd like to emphasize "valiant" in the previous statement because their effort was nothing short of awe-inspiring.