Atlantic Division

1. Boston Celtics

The favorites to win the East, they’ll have some competition in their own division.

2. Philadelphia 76ers

The ‘process’ is starting to become perennial contenders.

3. Toronto Raptors

A new coach is in place with a budding star in Kawhi Leonard.

4. New York Knicks

The best course is to keep Porzingis out for this year and become instant contenders next year.

5. Brooklyn Nets

Terrible trades in years past have kept them at the bottom of the talent pool.

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: F Robert Williams

Key Acquisitions: None

Starting Lineup: G Kyrie Irving, G Jaylen Brown, F Gordon Hayward, F Jayson Tatum, C Al Horford

Head Coach: Brett Brown

Key Position: Forward

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Wilson Chandler (Denver), F Mike Muscala (Atlanta)

Starting Lineup: G Ben Simmons, G Markelle Fultz, F Robert Covington, F Dario Saric, C Joel Embiid

Head Coach: Nick Nurse (Toronto Assistant)

Key Position: Forward

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio), G Danny Green (San Antonio)

Starting Lineup: G Kyle Lowry, G Danny Green, F Kawhi Leonard, F Serge Ibaka, C Jonas Valanciunas

Head Coach: David Fizdale (Memphis)

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: F Kevin Knox

Key Acquisitions: F Mario Hezonja (Orlando)

Starting Lineup: G Frank Ntilikina, G Courtney Lee, F Tim Hardaway Jr., F Lance Thomas, C Enes Kanter

Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson

Key Position: Guard

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Kenneth Faried (Denver), F Ed Davis (Portland), F Jared Dudley (Phoenix)

Starting Lineup: G D’Angelo Russell, G Joe Harris, F Caris LeVert, F Jared Dudley, C Jarrett Allen

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