Central Division Power Rankings To Start The NBA Season

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May 6, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center

Tristan Thompson

(13) grabs a rebound ahead of Chicago Bulls center

Joakim Noah

(13) during the fourth quarter in game two of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs won 106-91. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA season is here! After an exciting off-season, which saw the Milwaukee Bucks make a big splash, expectations are high for the coming season in spite of a disappointing opening night defeat to the New York Knicks.

The Bucks field one of the stronger teams in the Eastern Conference. They boast at or above average players at every starting position, and have two of the most promising players in the NBA in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker.

Things, however, will not come easy. The Bucks are in one of the most competitive divisions in the NBA. From the Indiana Pacers and the return of Paul George, to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the defending Eastern Conference Champions, the Bucks will face their fair share of challenges this coming season.

With that said, where will each team end up in the Central Division? For a more in-depth look, click the team link featured at the top of each slide.

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