Forecast: 2013-14 East standings

Originally Published: August 12, 2013
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Miami HeatIssac Baldizon/Getty ImagesOur panel of experts sees the defending champs finishing at the top of the East standings in 2013-14.

Our annual Summer Forecast series is back!

Over the next two weeks, we'll roll out our predictions for how each team will do this season, as well as the 2013-14 Rookie of the Year, Best Newcomer, Worst Newcomer, MVP, conference champions and NBA champs. We'll also examine which teams will make the biggest turnarounds this season and which teams could be in for the most turmoil.

For our results, we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel on each topic.

Let's begin with a look at the conference that features the reigning NBA champs. We'll announce one team every half-hour (from 1 to 15), starting at noon ET.

To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #ESPNForecast is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along @ESPNNBA.

Here we go ...


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