Out West there could be a few teams that should give the Heat trouble if they meet. Many people think Oklahoma City can, but I just do not see that. They do not seem to be able to finish the deal and I think that will continue this season as well. I like the Clippers as they have everything in place to make the push. Getting Doc Rivers could make the difference.
In the East the Heat will have two main contenders the Bulls and the Pacers. Many people are writing off the Bulls,but I am not one of them. Chicago knows how to beat the Heat. They have also been playing without there superstar Derrick Rose, so that won't be a problem either. Indiana is another team that knows how to beat the Heat. They have the right mix this year to get it done. Having the talent and getting it done is two different things.
In the end it will take a great effort to dethrone the Heat. It will be interesting to see if anyone can do it.