Atlantic Division


1. Toronto Raptors

Easily the class of the division with an exceptional roster from top to bottom.

2. Boston Celtics

The surprise team in the East last year will build off that success.

3. Brooklyn Nets

They’re a bubble team that will rely heavily on Brook Lopez to keep them competitive.

4. New York Knicks

A somewhat disappointing offseason has New York waiting to see who they can get next year.

5. Philadelphia 76ers

Clearly they are still rebuilding and there’s no end in sight.


Toronto Raptors

Head Coach: Dwane Casey

Key Position: Forwards

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Luis Scola (Indiana Pacers), F DeMarre Carroll (Atlanta Hawks), G Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs)

Starting Lineup: G Kyle Lowry, G DeMar DeRozan, F DeMarre Carroll, F Patrick Patterson, C Jonas Valanciunas


Boston Celtics

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: G Terry Rozier, G R.J. Hunter

Key Acquisitions: F Amir Johnson (Toronto Raptors), F David Lee (Golden State Warriors)

Starting Lineup: G Marcus Smart, G Avery Bradley, F Evan Turner, F Jared Sullinger, C Kelly Olynyk


Brooklyn Nets

Head Coach: Lionel Hollins

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Key Acquisitions: F Andrea Bargnani (New York Knicks), F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Portland Trail Blazers), F Thomas Robinson (Portland Trail Blazers)

Starting Lineup: G Jarrett Jack, G Bojan Bogdanovic, F Joe Johnson, F Thaddeus Young, C Brook Lopez


New York Knicks

Head Coach: Derek Fisher

Key Position: All of them

Key Rookies: C Kristaps Porzingis, G Jerian Grant

Key Acquisitions: G Arron Afflalo (Portland Trail Blazers), C Robin Lopez (Portland Trail Blazers), F Derrick Williams (Sacramento Kings), G Jerian Grant (Atlanta Hawks)

Starting Lineup: G Jose Calderon, G Arron Afflalo, F Carmelo Anthony, F Derrick Williams, C Robin Lopez


Philadelphia 76ers

Head Coach: Brett Brown

Key Position: All of them

Key Rookies: C Jahlil Okafor

Key Acquisitions: F Carl Landry (Sacramento Kings), G Kendall Marshall (Milwaukee Bucks), G Nik Stauskas (Sacramento Kings)

Starting Lineup: G Isaiah Canaan, G Tony Wroten, F Robert Covington, F Nerlens Noel, C Jahlil Okafor

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