Atlantic Division


1. Boston Celtics

Adding Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving puts them in the same class with Cleveland.

2. Toronto Raptors

It’s business as usual for the lone Canadian franchise.

3. Philadelphia 76ers

Time to see all their top tier talent make a playoff appearance.

4. New York Knicks

The era of Kristaps Porzingis has begun.

5. Brooklyn Nets

It’s a better roster, but it will be another transition year in Brooklyn.

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Key Position: Forward

Key Rookies: Jayson Tatum

Key Acquisitions: F Marcus Morris (Detroit), G Kyrie Irving (Cleveland), F Gordon Hayward (Utah), C Aron Baynes (Detroit)

Starting Lineup: G Kyrie Irving, G Marcus Smart, F Gordon Hayward, F Al Horford, C Aron Baynes

Head Coach: Dwane Casey

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: F OG Anunoby

Key Acquisitions: F C.J. Miles (Indiana)

Starting Lineup: G Kyle Lowry, G DeMar DeRozan, F C.J. Miles, F Serge Ibaka, C Jonas Valanciunas

Head Coach: Brett Brown

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: G Markelle Fultz, F Ben Simmons

Key Acquisitions: F Amir Johnson (Boston), G J.J. Redick (LA Clippers)

Starting Lineup: G Markelle Fultz, G J.J. Redick, F Ben Simmons, F Dario Saric, C Joel Embiid

Head Coach: Jeff Hornacek

Key Position: Forward

Key Rookies: G Frank Ntilikina

Key Acquisitions: G Tim Hardaway Jr. (Atlanta), C Enes Kanter (Oklahoma City), F Doug McDermott (Oklahoma City), G Ramon Sessions (Charlotte)

Starting Lineup: G Ramon Sessions, G Tim Hardaway Jr., F Doug McDermott, F Kristaps Porzingis, C Enes Kanter

Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson (Atlanta)

Key Position: Everything

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F DeMarre Carroll (Toronto), G Allen Crabbe (Portland), C Timofey Mozgov (LA Lakers), G D’Angelo Russell (LA Lakers)

Starting Lineup: G Jeremy Lin, G D’Angelo Russell, F Allen Crabbe, F DeMarre Carroll, C Timofey Mozgov

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