Well, someone had to start one. A few quick thoughts. Doc Rivers announced today that KG will probably be out the entire playoff's. In between this and the very inconsistent play of the Beantown Bench I believe we will have a new champ this year. Without Ben Wallace I can't call Cleveland a clear number one. He's not the Ben Wallace of old but he still brings a toughness to the Cavs that they lacked. LA would have been my consensus pick but I'm not sure Bynum will have much impact with as little range time as he's had. Orlando is thanking god they aren't playing Detroit, but I look for Orlando to get upset. They still live and die by the three point shot and don't have legitimate NBA 4. Denver's lack of inside strength will be exposed in the playoffs and they may not get out of the first round. Also Billups has a real tough time covering quick PG's, Paul will make a living in the paint against Denver. One and done. My Picks: East Finals: Hawks v. Cavs West Finals : Hornets v. Lakers NBA Finals: Lakers v. Cavs NBA Champ: Lakers, playoff experience pays off in 7 Darkhorse East: Sixers Darkhorse West: Rockets My Pistons would have made it to the conference finals again had they had anyone but the Cavs in the first round. Boston without Garnett is one and done. I wish (as a fan) that the Pistons were lottery bound instead of one and done playoff bound.