Taking a Look at the Eastern Conference’s Five Best Players

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Mar 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward

Paul George

(24) is guarded by Chicago Bulls forward

Jimmy Butler

(21) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Preseason is here for the Milwaukee Bucks, which means that the 2015-16 regular season is right around the corner. The Eastern Conference was pretty terrible as a whole last season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some very tough teams the Bucks will have to face this year.

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And tough teams have tough players. I’ve picked five of the absolute toughest that will visit Milwaukee this season, to give Bucks fans a little heads-up on some of the must-see games this year (for hoops nerds like me they’re all must-see, but my sources tell me some people have these weird things called “social lives”).

I’m going to start with who I see as the best and work down from there, mostly because it’s pretty obvious who I and anyone else who knows a damn thing about basketball believe to be the best player in the East–he also happens to be the NBA’s best player as well.

But the three, four and five spots are a lot more interesting–there are multiple debates to be had about who belongs in them. So without further ado, let’s go through the titans of the Eastern Conference.

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