The free agency period is one of the most exciting times in all of sports. Some of the most dominating players hit the market and you get to see if your favorite team is a player for one of the best in the game. It is a little bit stressful with having to wait days and sometimes weeks to see where the player is going, but when it finally happens and he or she is going to your favorite team, it gives you hope that your team is trying to not only win more games, but win a championship as well. The NBA free agency period is no different and it has once again shifted power to different teams.
The Miami Heat were once the most dominating team in not only the Eastern Conference, but the entire NBA. For four years fans were accustomed to seeing the Heat in the NBA Finals, but now it is hard to picture that image. Even though the Heat did not have to rebuild and even picked up Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger, they lost the most talented ball player in the game today in LeBron James. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh re-signed with the team, which helps tremendously. However, losing someone of James' stature surely stings a little.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have went from being the doormate for the NBA for four years to having the best chance of winning it all next season. Not only did they add LeBron James back into the mix, but now they have Kevin Love who is coming over from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kyrie Irving has more then enough help now with a four time MVP and an all-star double-double machine. The Cavs have jumped to the front of the race for the Eastern Conference and will be the favorites to win it all.
The Chicago Bulls amnestied Carlos Boozer and dumped his contract off of their books, but most importantly the return of Derrick Rose will give the Bulls what they have been waiting for. The former MVP Rose will be coming back and it looks as if he will be at full strength to try and get the Bulls somewhere they have not been since Michael Jordan was on the team, the NBA Finals. Something that the fans of Chicago have been craving for quite sometime. The Bulls will be much better with a healthy Rose and the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in Joakim Noah.
These three teams will be the top three in the Eastern Conference with Cleveland number one, Chicago number two and Miami number three, in all likely-hood. Be sure to look for part two of the Eastern Conference.
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