Source: Royce Young, CBS Sports 
Have you heard? The Eastern Conference is horrifically horribly bad. Two teams above .500, two teams with a plus point differential, and the current fourth-place team is 8-12.
So the upstart Trail Blazers, who are 15-3 and atop the West currently, have a question:
Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 4, 2013 
The Blazers, who appear to be in great position after their hot start, probably understand the reality that the giants of the West might end up wearing them down throughout the rest of the season.