The NBA season is just two days from tipping off, and we've already looked at the Southwest, Pacific, Northwest, and Southeast Division races. Today, we'll preview the Central Division, the best in the league.

5. Milwaukee Bucks

This team was ready to compete for a playoff spot this season prior to forward Khris Middleton suffering an injury that will put his entire season in question. That being said, they still have a young and talented squad ready to compete. They will be experimenting all season with GiannisAntetokounmpo, a do-it-all athletic specimen who will handle a lot of the point guard duties.

A season of health and development for Jabari Parker would be good, too.

4. Indiana Pacers

Paul George has consistently been one of the most underrated players in the NBA, proving last season he doesn't have any ill effects from a gruesome leg injury. It's just not clear what the team has besides George and acquisition Jeff Teague, outside of a new coach. There will be a lot of responsibility placed in George's hands, but he can't do it on his own.

3. Chicago Bulls

Chicago looks considerably different from last year. Gone are Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, in are Dwyane Wade and last year's NBA assists leader, Rajon Rondo. The roster is littered with talent, but the cohesion of this group is unclear.

Rondo can cause locker room problems -- Jimmy Butler is going to have to make his voice heard for this team to succeed.

2. Detroit Pistons

Aspirations for the Pistons to make a jump after last year's playoff appearance dissipated after Reggie Jackson was revealed to have several injuries, sidelining him until at least mid-December.

Nevertheless, coach Stan Van Gundy feels confident in his ability to simply plug in another point guard. Andre Drummond should emerge as the best center in the NBA this season.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James and friends could take this season to bask in the glory of bringing Cleveland its first professional sports championship in over half a century.

Instead, they're looking to become the first repeat NBA champions since James did it down in Miami. The championship team is relatively intact, with a full season of coaching from Tyronn Lue. As long as the team stays healthy, they should be massive Eastern Conference favorites.

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