Flip Saunders joined SportsCenter this morning to discuss whether some teams in the middle of the Eastern and Western Conference playoff standings were contenders or pretenders. Now it's your turn to weigh in. Where do you think the Bulls, Nets, Pacers, Grizzlies and Warriors stand in relation to the elite teams at the top of the standings? Are any of them a real threat to go deep in the playoffs or even win the title?


Running of the Bulls?

All-Stars Joakim Noah and Luol Deng have kept the Bulls afloat until they get Derrick Rose back.

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Are the Bulls (27-17, 3rd in East) a contender or pretender?

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    74%
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    26%

Discuss (Total votes: 20,552)


Where Brooklyn at?

Since the Nets replaced Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo has had the team rolling, going 11-3 in January.

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Are the Nets (27-18, 4th in East) a contender or pretender?

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    44%
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    56%

Discuss (Total votes: 20,470)


Right on pace?

The Pacers have been without Danny Granger all year, but Paul George has stepped up.

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Are the Pacers (26-19, 5th in East) a contender or pretender?

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    46%
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    54%

Discuss (Total votes: 20,343)


Walking out of Memphis?

The Grizzlies are all smiles now, but will they still be winners if they trade Rudy Gay?

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Are the Grizzlies (29-15, 4th in West) a contender or pretender?

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    61%
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    39%

Discuss (Total votes: 20,153)


Golden State of mind?

Andrew Bogut's return could be just the thing to take the Warriors to the next level.

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Are the Warriors (27-17, 5th in West) a contender or pretender?

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    50%
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    50%

Discuss (Total votes: 20,125)

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