Atlantic Division


1. Philadelphia 76ers

A lot of money has been invested in their starting lineup to deliver a trip to the Conference Finals or better.

2. Toronto Raptors

They are the defending champs and they will defend that title without Kawhi, but the world will realize how good Pascal Siakam is.

3. Boston Celtics

Last year was a disappointment and they hope Kemba Walker is better than Kyrie was.

4. Brooklyn Nets

Even without Kevin Durant for his first season aboard this Nets team has a lot of intriguing pieces to build on.

5. New York Knicks

Sure signing four power forwards was a strange move, but they weren’t massive long-term deals.

Head Coach: Brett Brown

Key Position: Forwards

Key Rookies: G Matisse Thybulle

Key Acquisitions: F Al Horford (Boston)

Starting Lineup: G Ben Simmons, G Josh Richardson, F Tobias Harris, F Al Horford, C Joel Embiid

Head Coach: Nick Nurse

Key Position: Forwards

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Brooklyn)

Starting Lineup: G Kyle Lowry, G OG Anunoby, F Pascal Siakam, F Serge Ibaka, C Marc Gasol

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: G Romeo Langford, F Grant Williams

Key Acquisitions: G Kemba Walker (Charlotte), C Enes Kanter (Portland)

Starting Lineup: G Kemba Walker, G Gordon Hayward, F Jaylen Brown, F Jayson Tatum, C Enes Kanter

Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson

Key Position: Guards

Key Rookies: None

Key Acquisitions: C DeAndre Jordan (New York), F Kevin Durant (Golden State), G Kyrie Irving (Boston)

Starting Lineup: G Kyrie Irving, G Caris LeVert, F Joe Harris, F Jarrett Allen, C DeAndre Jordan

Head Coach: David Fizdale

Key Position: Everything

Key Rookies: G RJ Barrett

Key Acquisitions: F Julius Randle (New Orleans), F Bobby Portis (Washington), F Marcus Morris (Boston), F Taj Gibson (Minnesota)

Starting Lineup: G Dennis Smith Jr., G RJ Barrett, F Kevin Knox, F Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson

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