NBA Podcast: Central Division Complete 2012-13 Season Preview

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorOctober 3, 2012

The entire Central Division hinges on Derrick Rose's knee.
The entire Central Division hinges on Derrick Rose's knee.Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Central Division is as uncertain as Derrick Rose's knee.

In this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes are joined by lead writer Josh Martin to sort the biggest story lines, questions and predictions in the division.

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The Chicago Bulls attempt to stay in the playoff picture as they once again await the return of a major starting-lineup cog. How long can they hold out without Derrick Rose?

Are the Indiana Pacers ready to finally wrest the division away from Chicago, and what can their incredibly balanced lineup do in the playoffs?

The Milwaukee Bucks roster is filled with usable NBA players, but how do they fit into a basketball roster?

Similarly, the Detroit Pistons have some interesting young parts, but can they outplay the lineup's redundancy and underachieving nature?

Finally, the Cleveland Cavaliers appear headed in the right direction, but who will step up to help superstar-in-the-making Kyrie Irving this year and beyond?

 

Our Southeast, Atlantic, Pacific Division and team-by-team previews are here.

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