Miami Heat‘s dominance over the last three years has been nothing short of spectacular. They reached the NBA Finals in 2011 and have won the championship in 2012 and 2013. Can they make it to a three-peat? I certainly hope so.
While they’re the strongest contenders for the title this season as well, there are bound to be a few teams which would make them work to attain glory. In this article, I have short listed the top 5 teams in the Eastern Conference which could pose a threat to Miami.
While this team is not so much of a threat to the Heat, they’re definitely a top 5 contender. Any team boasting of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire will be a team to look out for.
Offensively, the Knicks are quite strong. They have one of the league’s most prolific scorers in Melo and a versatile PF/C in Stoudemire. J.R. Smith’s addition will add more spunk to their offence. Stoudemire and Metta World Peace will make that sure that the team is not found lacking in defence either. They also have Tyson Chandler, who showed us all what he’s capable of when he was part of the championship winning Dallas team.
They have a strong bench with Andrea Bargnani, Kenyon Martin and Raymond Felton. Overall, the Knicks are one of the most balanced teams in the NBA right now. While they may not be a threat to the Heat, they’re on the rise and is a team to watch out for in the near future.