It's only the middle of July, but there has been a major shakeup in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
The "Kings" of the East were the Cleveland Cavaliers, but not anymore.
The top four have changed, now that the Miami Heat pulled off the unthinkable.
So where do all 15 teams in the East stand now? What will their records be next season? Find out here!
Even with Chris Bosh, the Toronto Raptors never were a huge threat in the East. Last season, they missed the playoffs by one game, going 40-42.
Now, after losing Bosh to the "Big Three" in Miami, they are left with almost nothing.
They just signed backup center Amir Johnson to a $34 million contract, and that's not good. They also traded Hedo Turkoglu to the Suns, so really, the Raptors are terrible.
The Indiana Pacers have been a struggling team for some years now, and they won't be much better this season.
So many teams in the East are loaded with talent, that teams like the Pacers are almost hopeless.
They do have future star Danny Granger and perhaps Tyler Hansbrough can do some things as an NBA forward, but there's nothing more than that.
The Philadelphia 76ers don't have an awful roster, but it's not going to be good enough to compete.
Of course, they are led by Andre Iguodala, who averaged 17.1 points per game last season, and about 20 three years ago.
They drafted Evan Turner second overall out of Ohio State, and they have Jrue Holiday, but it's a very inexperienced roster.
It'll be a season of growing pains and losing for Philadelphia.
The "We Are All Witnesses" sign that was taken down in downtown Cleveland should have just been changed to "We Were All Witnesses."
It's really a shame that a team that was the best in the league season-after-season has to fall to the bottom due to one player.
But hey, that's how the NBA works.
Now, the Cavaliers have to rebuild for the first time in seven years.
The knock on Cleveland was that they never had a great "supporting cast" around LeBron.
J.J. Hickson, Antawn Jamison, Delonte West, and Mo Williams are all fine players. But they're not greats without LeBron's presence. Therefore, Cleveland basketball is back to its dark days.
The Washington Wizards were the winners of the NBA Draft. That's good for them, because they aren't winners of a whole lot else.
They of course won the silly Lottery, meaning they won the John Wall sweepstakes, and man, do I feel bad for him.
The Wizards were picked by some experts to finish in the top four of the East last season, and as they were under-performing, they lost Gilbert Arenas to a gun incident.
Who knows what kind of Arenas will show up this season?
They also traded for Yi Jianlian, one of the worst forwards in basketball.
They did trade for Kirk Hinrich, who is an upgrade, but there are way too many question marks for this Wizards team.
They brought in the big Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who guaranteed more than Joe Namath: "We will have great players, and win a championship within five years."
He hired Avery Johnson as new head coach, but after all the talking, failed to do the walking. The Nets got completely shut out of free agency, not landing any of the big 10 out there. Their final hope was David Lee, and he got dealt to the Warriors.
All is not lost though for the Nets. They still have some pieces in place to work with.
They have point guard Devin Harris to run the show, Brook Lopez to throw it down, and Derrick Favors coming in.
The Nets could've been great with a big signing, but they'll settle for mediocrity.
The Detroit Pistons could end up being a surprise team in the East this season. Not for top spot, of course, but maybe an eighth seed.
Looking at their roster, they have some players. Jonas Jerebko emerged last season as a good-looking young forward who can take the ball to the rim with authority.
They have veterans in Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Ben Wallace.
Rodney Stuckey is the key to the Pistons success. He averaged 16.6 points last season, and if he can stay healthy, the Pistons can have a decent team.
They would be my playoff sleeper of all the teams below the top eight.
The Knicks have missed the playoffs each of the last six seasons, but that drought will end this season.
There are two big reasons why.
One, they signed Amar'e Stoudemire.
Two, as you can see, the East is so weak at the bottom. If the Knicks miss the playoffs this season, then they're just out of luck.
Along with Stoudemire, they signed a legitimate point guard in Raymond Felton. For the first time in ages, the Knicks have a true point to run the show. Chris Duhon was atrocious.
With a three-point shooter in Danilo Gallinari, and a perimeter shooter in Wilson Chandler, the Knicks should have a decent season.
It was a tale of two different seasons for the Charlotte Bobcats last season, who made their first-ever playoff appearance, before getting swept out by the Magic.
At home, they won 31 games, the fourth-most in the East, and on the road, they only won 13.
They did lose the man who ran their offense, Raymond Felton, but they are still talented.
Gerald Wallace is a consistent scorer and Stephen Jackson averaged over 21 points a game after coming from Golden State.
With two prime scorers, and D.J. Augustin set to run the point, the Bobcats should be competitive.
The Bucks were the surprise team in the East last season, and they will be in the mix again this season.
Brandon Jennings was a Rookie of the Year candidate, losing out to Tyreke Evans of the Kings.
Andrew Bogut is an evolving center, and John Salmons sparked the Bucks with just about 20 points per game after coming from Chicago.
It's a nice team with younger players that should be around for a while.
After years of futility, the Atlanta Hawks have put together a fantastic team. Winning 53 games last season, the Hawks have returned every player this season, including Joe Johnson, who signed a maximum six-year, $119 million contract.
Now, Johnson didn't have the greatest of postseasons, but it's not like LeBron lit it up either.
They have young, big-time scorers in Josh Smith and Al Horford, who both shot over 50 percent from the field.
They have a good distributor in Mike Bibby, and the best sixth man in the NBA, Jamal Crawford.
They can shoot, they can score, they can defend, and they are still a top team in the East.
The Bulls made one of the biggest improvements in the offseason, signing Carlos Boozer.
After just squeaking into the playoffs as an eighth seed last season, the Bulls are an elite team in the East.
Along with Boozer, they have one of the best point guards in the game, Derrick Rose.
Rose averaged almost 21 points last season, and was even better in the playoffs with 26.8.
Joakim Noah hasn't completely established himself yet, but he's a fine-looking center.
The Boozer signing makes the Bulls a top four team in the East.
When you get to the top three, this is where the truly elite stand. These next three teams will be battling it out all season for the right to represent the East in the Finals.
The Magic and Celtics could be flip-flopped between second and third, but I place the Magic third.
Dwight Howard leads the charge, as the Magic have made the Eastern Finals for two straight seasons.
Two years ago, they couldn't get past the Lakers, and last season, they couldn't get past the Celtics, and that's why I rank them below Boston.
Their roster is filled with quality players.
A big issue as always for Orlando is the health of Jameer Nelson. Trying to secure the position, they signed Chris Duhon to be the backup; he wasn't much of a starter, but his new role should be more suitable.
With Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis around Howard, the Magic are flying high.
It looked as if the Celtics were starting to get too old, especially Kevin Garnett, but not quite yet.
It probably came as a huge shock that Boston made the Finals last season, as some believed they would barely reach the playoffs.
All of a sudden, Garnett had more in the tank, averaging 15 points in the playoffs and still getting to the rim.
Rajon Rondo has developed into a star point guard, averaging nearly 10 assists, and doing virtually everything on offense, including shooting over 50 percent from the field.
With Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the Celtics are not a surprise this season, but a favorite.
The only question possible at this point for the Miami Heat's success is how will these three stars play together.
Well, Chris Bosh is more of a role player here, so how will LeBron and Wade play side-by-side?
Already, the cover of Sports Illustrated features the "Big Three" with Wade front and center, and LeBron and Bosh behind.
Who will take the ball during the final seconds of a close game in the fourth quarter? Who will be the prime scorer?
Over the course of their careers, LeBron and Wade have been similar players, both leading their team in scoring and taking the big shots. Now, in order to be successful, they'll have to get used to sharing the ball at all times.
Will this first season be a year of transition? It may be, but all the same, the Heat are the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.