Since the last thread got locked up because insano had to go insano for no reason, I want to start a new thread about NBA FA/offseason.... Anyway, @KontradictioN , I saw you posted that you didn't like the Bosh contract which I totally agree with. 5yr/129M max for him.... I don't know... Now that Bosh will be the #1 or 2 option I think he will avg. 22/10 for Miami but a max deal is a lot of money for a guy who's play has diminished since 2010 (even though that is from the big 3, still he didn't seem himself) I also agree the 2yr/20m deal for Deng was a steal for the Heat. I thought his value was going to be 13-14M but I guess not. One of my closer friends is a big Heat fan and after LeBron left his initial reaction was "blow it up" but I said "dude, you guys have all the cap space in the world, and you have the city of Miami to entice almost anyone.. not to mention Pat Riley doesn't tank and never will because he is one of the greatest NBA front office guys ever" I have mad respect for Riley. As a Celtic fan I don't 'like' him but the respect is definitely there. I really like Wade as a player and I'm glad to see him resign in Miami because it still aches me everyday knowing Pierce couldn't finish his entire in Boston. Kontra the only thing I would disagree with you on from the other thread is if CLE gets Kevin Love I think they can compete for a title against the Spurs. If not, they stand no chance, but Love is like Bosh but better shooter and rebounder. I also think LBJ took small year deal because after the two years, CLE can offer the 5yr/129M max to him and that max can be even more than that (idk how the cap will be and how the new CBA works)... Outside of the LBJ crap, I think the East is going to be fun to watch this season (even if the C's are tanking it). The Bulls with a 100% healthy Rose is the favorite to me.... that's a big IF though. the Pau signing is huge. Pacers have gotten worse but will win games with a solid core Heat will be good. 2-4 seed maybe even a 1. Wizards. Love what they are doing and have a interest in their (Pierce's) success Toronto. Young solid team Hornets. Walker, Lance and Jefferson is good enough to make the playoffs again. Cleveland will be a 1-3 seed of course as LBJ will lead them to 50+ wins in a weakened East. The East is weak all around. there isn't a legit Miami Big 3-type team but it will be fun to watch.