You've probably got nothing on this guy from hoopsworld.
4. Chicago Bulls: I've been
taking heat for picking the Bulls this highly for quite some time but
I'm sticking to my guns on this one. I love Derrick Rose and expect
to see a ton of growth from year one to year two. The great players
typically make a significant leap over that period of time and Rose has
greatness written all over him. I know Ben Gordon is gone and he hit
big shot after big shot for the Bulls when it mattered the most, but
the Bulls still have some firepower. John Salmons can score the
basketball (over 18ppg in his only season as a starter) and is an
upper-echelon defender on the perimeter. Considering the return of a
healthy Luol Deng, the improved play of Tyrus Thomas and Joakim Noah,
and playing in a relatively weak Central Division, the Bulls are on
their way to hosting a first round playoff series.
My first thought was "This guy is out of his flipping mind". My second thought was the realization that after the big three it's a giant crap shoot. Miami might be the 4th best team or possibly Atlanta, but Wade is always a health risk, and Bibby will be slowing down for Atlanta.
I wouldn't put us fourth, but I don't think it's crazy either simply because the teams from 4-10 aren't that distinguishable to me at this point. It depends on which teams gel together, stay healthy, and stay committed.