It is hard to believe that there are still months and months of waiting before we get some authentic and genuine NBA basketball. Summer League can be a fun and reasonable facsimile, but it can also be an asbolute travesty on the eyes. It can be like a college game. Woof! But just because we won’t see the Pistons truly in action again until October doesn’t mean it’s not soon enough to start some harmless pondering. It’s never too early to make wild predictions about an 82 game season. Using a heuristic and very non-scientific formula of guess work, gut reaction, common sense, and wishful thinking, Life On Dumars presents our very first (but certainly not last) prognostications of how the East will play out this coming season.