Life in the Eastern Conference is a breeze compared to playing in the West according to the Portland Trailblazers.
For comparison sake the Washington Wizards record of 9-9 is good enough to be the third seed in the Eastern Conference if the playoffs started today.
If the Wizards however played out west that same record would have them tied for the 13th best team in that conference.
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are the only Eastern Conference teams that have better than a .500 record.
Due to these facts the Blazers official twitter account posted the following:
Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 4, 2013