This might be, quite simply, the most intriguing NBA season in quite some time. Think about it. Almost half of the top ten players are in contract years for the most important offseason in years. The teams at the top are all absolutely loaded, and they could get even more loaded as about 1/3 of the teams only care about cutting costs in this economy. There's nothing you can tell me to temper my level of excitement. Now...on to some predictions. Here's how I see the teams being ranked at the end of the year.