NBA Opening Week: Ranking Eastern Conference Teams by Excitement

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Mar 16, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shake hands before the start of the game at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA opening week is upon us and in honor, we put together an Eastern Conference Watchability (excitement) ranking 

It’s the opening week of our favorite season of the year: NBA season.

What we as NBA fans look forward to each night of the week are marquee matchups. In order for these matchups to take place, you have to have the teams in place to play them. Of course, there are the teams that everybody knows and wants to see, but what about those small market teams that don’t garner national attention?

They need love too. I call them my NBA League Pass teams. Today, I’m ranking teams, by Conference, in terms of who I’m most excited to watch play this season. This ranking will not take into account how successful I project each team to be, but rather who’ll intrigue me enough to warrant tuning into a game.

I’ll begin with the Eastern Conference. 

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