Which Team Will Make Biggest Jump This Season?
Cohen’s Analysis: Most assess Houston (Dwight Howard) and Brooklyn (Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce) as the biggest offseason winners. Detroit (Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings) and Golden State (Andre Iguodala) also made splashes and Cleveland (Anthony Bennett and Andrew Bynum) has some elevated expectations.
But if Derrick Rose is healthy, the Bulls, who were the No. 5 seed in the East last year, have a chance to jump to the top of the standings. Remember, Chicago had the league’s best record in consecutive years (2010-11 and 11-12) prior to Rose’s devastating knee injury.