I know that these rankings are trivial at best especially before the season has even started, but allow me to vent for a few minutes. Ok I clearly get the Heat, Magic, Celtics being ranked ahead of the Hawks. I can also see the case for the Bulls but explain to me again why the Bucks are being viewed as a slam dunk to finish higher? The last time I checked the Hawks did win that playoff series. Sure they made some moves but doesn't their season rest on the health of Andrew Bogut? Eight of the top 14 teams are Western Conference teams.