No LeBron

This one is simple - no LeBron and you have a wide open East. LeBron once again bolted from C-town, this time to L.A., and the Cavaliers are right back to a rebuilding team. While the Celtics are the overwhelming favorites to win the Eastern Conference in 2019, as well they should be, the Pistons have the talent to finish in the top four of the Eastern Conference standings. Once a team is in the postseason, anything can happen.