2012 NBA Teams to Watch

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We all know the shoo-in teams for the 2012-2013 NBA playoffs, like the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers. But we have some other names for you on our list of teams to watch this season.

The Eastern Conference is looking much stronger this season, so LeBron James and company are going to have a tougher time getting past teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors. Both teams have made some offseason moves, and they're ready to contend with the best the league has to offer.

And as difficult as it might be for Lakers fans to admit, there's plenty of other talent in the Western Conference. There's no telling what the new-look Denver Nuggets or a healthy Minnesota Timberwolves squad can accomplish this season.

Check out the video above to watch our crew break down its picks for teams to watch, and make sure you let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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