Not at all. The Lakers, Spurs, and Nuggets all must be considered serious threats. Right now I'd give the edge to the West still because the Lakers got better and are the defending champs. But definately the East has gotten much stronger over the past two or so seasons. This is a good move by the Celtics too. Wow I'm really looking forward to next season.
the nuggets have ZERO chance of winning the title next year, every team that was contending last year got better except for the nuggets. i do think the east is more dominant, if you compare the top 4 seeds in the east to the top 4 in the west. if you compare the 8 playoff teams, yea you have an argument, but we all know the teams that actually have a shot this up coming season are the ones who put more talent on an already loaded team..i.e. cavs, magic,celtics,lakers,spurs
honestly i dont see how the magic got better. vince carter, imo, is not an upgrade from hedo...and they lost hedo, rafer and courtney lee and those last two names were great contributors to the team...
i dont think the power has shifted to the east, id say the top teams in each conference are beefing up. the conferences will be more topheavy. adding rasheed made the celtics the team to beat in the east foloowed by the cavs, magic, pistons. the west will be dominated by the lakers, spurs, and nuggets.
Mr. Buckley, the Celtics are old, but young teams don't win in the NBA. Older teams have historically been much better than their younger counterparts. A good example is the Lakers-Magic series.