There is still some shuffling to be done, but the eight teams that will do battle in the Eastern Conference Playoffs this season are just about set. Teams like Miami, Chicago and Boston are clearly head and shoulders above the rest, but more than a few squads are primed to make noise once the postseason gets underway on April 28.
With less than two weeks to go in the regular season, we already have a pretty good idea of what we're going to see come playoff time. Of course, Derrick Rose's health could change the balance of power in the East -- as the news about Dwight Howard's back already has. With those variables in mind, let's make some early predictions as to how the Eastern Conference Playoffs are going to shake out.