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JordansBulls
08-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Boston
New York
Brooklyn
Philadelphia

xxplayerxx23
08-11-2012, 06:51 PM
How dare you not name the Raps :pity: But Ill go with the Celtics.

Toxeryll
08-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Raptors

fadedmario
08-11-2012, 06:54 PM
1. New York
2. Boston
3. Philly
4. Toronto
5. Brooklyn

--23--
08-11-2012, 06:59 PM
1.Celtics
2.Knicks
3.Nets
4.Philly
5.Raptors

justinnum1
08-11-2012, 06:59 PM
raps

Cal827
08-11-2012, 07:01 PM
This. Lowry is god. I will be playing SG and my number will be #222 we will win the division.

I like it. You said you would line up as KC's QB last year when Green Bay came to town and you got the W.

**** the Division. We win the conference with xxplayer :D

Sadds The Gr8
08-11-2012, 07:02 PM
raps

Six-8-TheWizard
08-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Why are the raptors not even an option :laugh2:

Six-8-TheWizard
08-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Raptors... Reported OP for Baiting. You ****ing troll.

:laugh:

This

JWO35
08-11-2012, 07:03 PM
I was seriously going to vote for the Raptors :sad2:

bucketss
08-11-2012, 07:03 PM
disrespect:pity:

xxplayerxx23
08-11-2012, 07:05 PM
I like it. You said you would line up as KC's QB last year when Green Bay came to town and you got the W.

**** the Division. We win the conference with xxplayer :D

Exactly this GB got their *** kicked because of my leadership, now Miami,Boston,Knicks,Brooklyn,LA,OKC Im coming for you :p

Chavacano
08-11-2012, 07:06 PM
The Celtics but I'm hoping the Sixers prove me wrong. :D

ewmania
08-11-2012, 07:12 PM
if raptors win the division might be the funniest thing in history

but knicks :)

D12 fan
08-11-2012, 07:24 PM
This is the best division in the NBA,it gonna be fun to watch all the teams battle it out.

I say Boston wins.

Boston
NY
Philly
Brooklyn
Toronto

danniboi168
08-11-2012, 07:29 PM
boston, but hopefully knicks

dtmagnet
08-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Even if Boston doesn't win the division I'd still say they advance further in the playoffs.

tnewkirk
08-11-2012, 07:36 PM
brooklyn.

knicks=love
08-11-2012, 07:38 PM
I was seriously going to vote for the Raptors :sad2:

i think you're my favorite poster just because of your sig :)

knicks=love
08-11-2012, 07:39 PM
This is the best division in the NBA,it gonna be fun to watch all the teams battle it out.

I say Boston wins.

Boston
NY
Philly
Brooklyn
Toronto

this is what i wanted to say 100% all the way through :clap:

Tony_Starks
08-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Could be Boston but you know their recipe is coast through the season and just try to be healthy for playoffs.

I say Brooklyn.

RLundi
08-11-2012, 08:10 PM
Still say Celtics, and I think they do so easily. But it's not a really good division.

1. Celtics
2. Nets
3. Knicks
4. Sixers
5. Raptors

popo85
08-11-2012, 08:15 PM
IMO all 5 teams might make the playoffs, i think Raps vs Wiz/ Cavs for that 7-8th spot

naztrack
08-11-2012, 08:19 PM
I say knicks but hey boston seems to pull it off every year

Aust
08-11-2012, 08:40 PM
*Throws hands in the air in disbelief*
ANY OF THEM :speechless:
Damn that is one GOOD division!

Cal827
08-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Since the OP is so sure that the Raptors have no chance at a division crown: I say that this bet should be put in place:

If the Raptors win the division, JB is banned for a year. :D

Mikeleafs
08-11-2012, 09:11 PM
Raps all the way!!!


My Opinion:

1) Knicks - Melo is gonna BEAST all year!
2) Celtics - Getting older and slower I see this as the last year they'll contend.
3) Nets - If Deron does what Deron does.
4) Raps - 2 lottery picks and Lowry added to the core.
5) Sixers - Bynum gets injured and/or doesn't produce as expected.

Gagan136
08-11-2012, 09:12 PM
Boston!

popo85
08-11-2012, 09:14 PM
Going to make league pass worth more then ever for me, will be a very competitive division and how bad is that central looking now with no Rose. Indy will run away there imo.

Losoway
08-11-2012, 09:15 PM
knicks

dalton749
08-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Kg dies
Bynum gets injured
I break melos pelvis with 1 swift kick
Nets **** the bed

I think there's 1 more team in the division but the op is stupid and ate his own after birth.
This thread is a joke

popo85
08-11-2012, 10:01 PM
:facepalm:

BradHolt4CYoung
08-11-2012, 10:31 PM
I say Boston. Knicks/Nets should battle for 2 spot...I still look at Philly as a clear #4. Raps will still struggle for the 8th seed.

nickels2
08-11-2012, 10:39 PM
Very tough division all of a sudden...could see it going several different directions. If Bynum comes in healthy and motivated he could really dominate in the east.

Bulls_fan90
08-11-2012, 10:43 PM
Boston.

Punk
08-11-2012, 10:51 PM
Raps in 4.


But in all seriousness, I have to give the edge to Boston even though It will be really close. All 5 teams in the Atlantic will make the playoffs.

1. Boston (2nd)
2. New York (3rd)
3. Brooklyn (6th)
4. Philadelphia (7th)
5. Toronto (8th)

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-11-2012, 11:13 PM
1. Celtics
2. 76ers
3. Knicks/Nets
4. Knicks/Nets
5. Raptors


I see the Knicks and Nets finishing with near identical records.

More-Than-Most
08-11-2012, 11:33 PM
lol show the poll results... Everyone voted for their own teams except a few smart ones who actually went with the celtics... I am voting sixers because I am a homer and excited of course xD

More-Than-Most
08-11-2012, 11:33 PM
1. Celtics
2. 76ers
3. Knicks/Nets
4. Knicks/Nets
5. Raptors


I see the Knicks and Nets finishing with near identical records.

This is how I see it as well.

More-Than-Most
08-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Raps in 4.


But in all seriousness, I have to give the edge to Boston even though It will be really close. All 5 teams in the Atlantic will make the playoffs.

1. Boston (2nd)
2. New York (3rd)
3. Brooklyn (6th)
4. Philadelphia (7th)
5. Toronto (8th)

:speechless:

Lol how sick would that be lol

More-Than-Most
08-11-2012, 11:35 PM
I will also say this...We now match up better with boston and if we meet in the playoffs could take them deep like last year... The knicks who did not match up with us that well last year actually match up with us better head to head this year to be honest.

Punk
08-12-2012, 12:53 AM
I will also say this...We now match up better with boston and if we meet in the playoffs could take them deep like last year... The knicks who did not match up with us that well last year actually match up with us better head to head this year to be honest.

Actually, this year's Sixer team favors us alot more. Bynum at Center + shooters is a matchup the Knicks favor more.

The prior team actually was a better problem. Iggy guarding Melo, Brand guarding Amare, etc.

IversonIsKrazy
08-12-2012, 01:53 AM
Raptors.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-12-2012, 11:43 AM
Actually, this year's Sixer team favors us alot more. Bynum at Center + shooters is a matchup the Knicks favor more.

The prior team actually was a better problem. Iggy guarding Melo, Brand guarding Amare, etc.

The 76ers are still better than the Knicks in a lot of areas.

29$JerZ
08-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Boston
New York
Philly
Brooklyn
Toronto

Last 2 spots can easily switch

knicks=love
08-12-2012, 11:52 AM
lol show the poll results... Everyone voted for their own teams except a few smart ones who actually went with the celtics... I am voting sixers because I am a homer and excited of course xD

:bow:

IndyRealist
08-12-2012, 11:59 AM
lol show the poll results... Everyone voted for their own teams except a few smart ones who actually went with the celtics... I am voting sixers because I am a homer and excited of course xD

Well my team isn't in the Division, so I went with Celtics :cool:

Byronicle
08-12-2012, 12:09 PM
lol show the poll results... Everyone voted for their own teams except a few smart ones who actually went with the celtics... I am voting sixers because I am a homer and excited of course xD

false!

raptor fans cannot vote for their own team

RC3
08-12-2012, 12:13 PM
the 76ers are still better than the knicks in a lot of areas.

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B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-12-2012, 12:36 PM
0__0

Outside of SF and PF what are the Knicks better at then the 76ers? 76ers have a better back court, better center, better bench and a better coach.

FriedTofuz
08-12-2012, 12:43 PM
you were a mod and you cant even be fair and put all teams on the list? add the raptors on their.
Boston wins it

king4day
08-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Added the Raps to the poll.

I have NY over Boston by maybe a game or 2. Wouldn't shock me if Boston takes it though.

Cal827
08-12-2012, 02:37 PM
Added the Raps to the poll.

I have NY over Boston by maybe a game or 2. Wouldn't shock me if Boston takes it though.

:clap: King4day for SuperMod:clap:

blastmasta26
08-12-2012, 02:49 PM
I see the Celtics repeating as division champs. The additions of Terry, Courtney Lee, Sullinger, and Jeff Green mostly serve to make the team younger. Once Bradley is healthy, they will have nice depth all around and a team that should play well together.

After that, it's just speculation. I wanna say Knicks, Nets, Sixers, Raps but any of those positions could switch (the exception being the Raps).

meloman1592
08-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Landry Fields will lead the raptors to the promised land

Jint.
08-12-2012, 03:18 PM
NY Knickerbockers

Hawkeye15
08-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Boston
Brooklyn
New York
Philly
Toronto

nirvana235
08-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Jonas Valanciunas is the next Tim Duncan and will lead Toronto to the Finals.

More-Than-Most
08-12-2012, 04:12 PM
Actually, this year's Sixer team favors us alot more. Bynum at Center + shooters is a matchup the Knicks favor more.

The prior team actually was a better problem. Iggy guarding Melo, Brand guarding Amare, etc.

lol that is what I said

Aphillyated
08-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Jonas Valanciunas is the next Tim Duncan and will lead Toronto to the Finals.

:eyebrow:

PocketKings
08-12-2012, 04:14 PM
1) Celtics
2) Sixers
3/4) Nets/Knicks
5) Raptors

Aphillyated
08-12-2012, 04:14 PM
6ers

Rivera
08-12-2012, 04:22 PM
celtics

J_M_B
08-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Boston
Philadelphia
New York
Toronto
Brooklyn

It's a lot closer than it looks after Boston..

I feel Brooklyn will have trouble defensively, but they could very well be the second best team in the division.

New York finally has a full training camp with Melo & Stat, but they better get things together cause this is probably the most competitive divison in the league now.

Phildelphia and Toronto are the young talented teams that are probably another year away, but they could have a chance to make some noise this season.

Punk
08-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Outside of SF and PF what are the Knicks better at then the 76ers? 76ers have a better back court, better center, better bench and a better coach.

The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.

I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.

AirJordanXVIII
08-12-2012, 04:59 PM
The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.

I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.

LOL. Good job including Bynum.

And I would not be surprised at all if Lavoy Allen (our bench PF) shut down Amare when ever they are on the court together.

Anyways. Homer pick. Sixers 1st. Realistically Celtics.

Realistic:
1. Celtics
2. Sixers
Close 3. Knicks
4. Nets
5. Raps

Just my 2cents. I'm tired of all these unproven teams Knicks/Sixers/Nets and their fans aruging who is better. None of these teams have proven anything with their team, everyone is just pulling homerism out of their *** when they argue that their team is better than their rivals.

AirJordanXVIII
08-12-2012, 05:03 PM
I say Boston. Knicks/Nets should battle for 2 spot...I still look at Philly as a clear #4. Raps will still struggle for the 8th seed.

Oh really? Because the moves that Nets/Knicks make automatically catapult them in front of the Sixers. :facepalm:

Please unless you can time travel there is no way Philly is the "clear #4".

Piercefan34
08-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Raps all the way!!!


My Opinion:

1) Knicks - Melo is gonna BEAST all year!
2) Celtics - Getting older and slower I see this as the last year they'll contend.
3) Nets - If Deron does what Deron does.
4) Raps - 2 lottery picks and Lowry added to the core.
5) Sixers - Bynum gets injured and/or doesn't produce as expected.

very wrong. most certainly got younger, KG n Pierce age another year but we got rid of ray and jo aint comin back. sully and lee also very young pieces

Punk
08-12-2012, 06:06 PM
LOL. Good job including Bynum.


What's there to include? Bynum is the 2nd best center and Chandler is the 2nd best defensive player. In the last meeting with Bynum, Tyson shut Bynum to the worst game of last season for him.

In fact, this current makeup of the Sixers favors the Knicks alot more because they moved Iggy and Brand. Brand, actually was big and was very well experienced on how to guard Amare.



And I would not be surprised at all if Lavoy Allen (our bench PF) shut down Amare when ever they are on the court together.
Just like he did with KG, right?


Anyways. Homer pick. Sixers 1st. Realistically Celtics.

Realistic:
1. Celtics
2. Sixers
Close 3. Knicks
4. Nets
5. Raps
Nothing wrong with that.


Just my 2cents. I'm tired of all these unproven teams Knicks/Sixers/Nets and their fans aruging who is better. None of these teams have proven anything with their team, everyone is just pulling homerism out of their *** when they argue that their team is better than their rivals.
I'd agree but the Knicks proved 2 straight seasons in a row, they can easily surpass Philly in the standings? Sure, they haven't proved anything until they hit the floor but going by last season and the season before, Philly didn't really give NY problems compared to other Atlantic Division teams.

Now, Philly revamped to lesser defensive players (Young, Ivey, Wright, Richardson) and a Bynum + shooters style of offense which favors the Knicks defensively. The Knicks biggest weakness is having guys like Iggy, LeBron guard Carmelo and bigs like Brand strong enough to guard Amare and then Lou Williams who is a "MSG" killer.

The Sixers got better for the future but they will miss those two key pieces they let go of.

bbuss
08-12-2012, 06:21 PM
The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.

I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.

did you really just compare our bench to your starters?

what a sad person you are, philly will run over you every single time the sixers and knicks play eachother...

good day

IndyRealist
08-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Someone bookmark this thread and bump it in May.

JOhnnyTHaJet
08-12-2012, 06:42 PM
Boston. Although I'm surprised how little votes Brooklyn is getting, I guess we have less homers? :shrug:

JOhnnyTHaJet
08-12-2012, 06:48 PM
I just dont see how so many people can put the Sixers over the Knicks and Nets? (With Boston clearly #1 IMO). Evan Turner has a lot to prove, they have no real PF, and their perimeter defense has been reduced. I dont see them being THAT much better than where they ended up last year.

RB#20
08-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Celtics

HOZ THE KNICK
08-12-2012, 06:49 PM
knicks by defense alone..

Cal827
08-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Ok, since this thread has become less baiting the OP:

Boston I think takes it. They just seem too deep to not win. All teams should contend for playoff spots though

1(2). Boston
2(4). New York
3(5). Philly
4(6). Brooklyn
5(9). Toronto

More-Than-Most
08-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Ok I get the celtic love and its deserved because they are the best in the division... I get the knicks love because they have superstars... Now for the sixers and knicks people keep saying both teams have to prove it first and all this other stuff but those same people are high on the nets... Why are people overrating the Nets so much?

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-12-2012, 09:09 PM
The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.


First off, nice job using your starters to compare to the bench of the 76ers. Also, Thad Young is apart of that "weak" 76ers bench as well. Anyways, this bench is better than what they had last season. And you're acting like the Knicks were clearly better than the 76ers last season even though the 76ers only finished one game behind the Knicks. Also not to mention the 76ers were the best team last season in the division until the final month.

And the fact that you're saying that Woodson and Collins are on the same level is laughable. Woodson led those Hawks team to no further than a game 4 into the second round as a 4 seed and a 3 seed. Collins? Well he just took an eighth seeded team minutes away to the ECF. He also took a 6th seeded Bulls to the ECF back in 1989 only to lose to the eventual champions. Doug Collins is a top 5 coach, some say he should be the next coach of team USA. Mike Woodson is an average coach who can't win a series without HCA(pulling a JB here.)


I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.


And nothing says I'm right like insulting the other person.

xxplayerxx23
08-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Philly vs NY is very intresting. I still have it Celtics (2) Knicks (4) Nets (5) Philly (6) one game out of BK and Raps (8)

Alayla
08-13-2012, 07:29 AM
The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.

I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.

LOL? thats not even how our bench would look
frist of all where is Thad young? dont tell me you think he will start at SF? if so your totally lost and clearly dont wacth the sixers second chandler in no way will be on your bench nor will amare? what in blazes are your jabbering about?
our 2nd and 3rd units are as follows
Ivey - wayns
J rich - nick young
- (total toss up at the 3 atm) more then likely turner and thad (as i see wright will likly start turner would start 2 with spot mins at the 3 and thad will spilt bench time between the 3 and 4
- Allen Thad moultrie
- brown
lol i mean srsly what where u thinking when you wrote your post have u even wacthed a single sixers game?

Knicks21
08-13-2012, 07:41 AM
First off, nice job using your starters to compare to the bench of the 76ers. Also, Thad Young is apart of that "weak" 76ers bench as well. Anyways, this bench is better than what they had last season. And you're acting like the Knicks were clearly better than the 76ers last season even though the 76ers only finished one game behind the Knicks. Also not to mention the 76ers were the best team last season in the division until the final month.

And the fact that you're saying that Woodson and Collins are on the same level is laughable. Woodson led those Hawks team to no further than a game 4 into the second round as a 4 seed and a 3 seed. Collins? Well he just took an eighth seeded team minutes away to the ECF. He also took a 6th seeded Bulls to the ECF back in 1989 only to lose to the eventual champions. Doug Collins is a top 5 coach, some say he should be the next coach of team USA. Mike Woodson is an average coach who can't win a series without HCA(pulling a JB here.)




And nothing says I'm right like insulting the other person.

To be fair Woodson took the Hawks from 13 wins to 53 wins in a 5 years period, thats pretty good. Also assisted coach for the Pistons in 04, where he created, along with Larry Brown one of the best team defences of all time.

Knicks21
08-13-2012, 07:44 AM
I have said this before, Bynum is extremely talented but the loss of the facilitator and one of the most efficient scorers of the bench will hurt. And no, Nick young is not an equivalent replacement for Williams.

Star forwards will have a field day against this team. Having to face Pierce, Melo and even the big guard Joe Johnson four times a year will not be easy for the sixers.

IndyHeatjman
08-13-2012, 07:52 AM
Just to be Fair...this is the toughest Division in the Eastern Conference. Potentially 4 of the 5 teams could make it to the playoffs. I still believe Celtics are the favorite to retain their Division title, Then New York, Brooklyn, and Philly. Philly will have to have time to get the team working together. Acutally, All four of these teams are going to be dealing with new starters. Only Philly has a major overhaul ahead, where as the rest have minimum adjustments.

Alayla
08-13-2012, 07:58 AM
I have said this before, Bynum is extremely talented but the loss of the facilitator and one of the most efficient scorers of the bench will hurt. And no, Nick young is not an equivalent replacement for Williams.

Star forwards will have a field day against this team. Having to face Pierce, Melo and even the big guard Joe Johnson four times a year will not be easy for the sixers.

....lou efficient... the man litterly chucked us out of games. loseing lou is addition by subtraction and nick young is bigger and can more effectivly play the 2 but its a moot point becuase we have Jrich now anyways J rich young and young will have no problem carrying our bench scoreing

Da Knicks
08-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Knicks

JasonJohnHorn
08-13-2012, 08:01 AM
This is a great question. Toronto though, will be, without a doubt, the last place team in the division. That much I am sure of. I voted for Philly, but there is so much in the air. Boston could do it, though I think without Ray, and having Garnett and Pierce a year older, it will be hard for Doc Rivers to pull a division title out this year, but Green and Terry may prove to be X-factors. The Nets have the second best starting five behind LAL, but will they have the chemistry and depth needed? Avery Johnson is a good coach. He worked wonders in Dallas before they canned him. Then there is NY. Woodson is also a solid coach, and I think with a full training camp, and Amare working out with Hakeem.... these guys could really turn some heads. But for me, I went with Philly because I think their front court is just going to be beastly. Hawes and Bynum and Brown all know how to work the boards and Doug Collins is also a great coach (so many good coaches in this division), and Collins pushed Grant Hill to his best basketball. Will be be able to do the same with Bynum? I think so.

This division is going to be the most exciting one to watch and I believe they will get four teams into the playoffs. Pacers and Miami will also take two spots, so that leaves 2 spots for all the other teams. This is going to be a great season! So many stories to watch unfold.

Rockice_8
08-13-2012, 08:59 AM
BOS
BK
NY
Philly
TOR

BOS should have enough depth to keep the older guys minutes down during the year. Brooklyn has one of the best starting 5's in the league and a solid bench so as long as they don't hit a major injury they should be able to keep pace with BOS.

Not a fan of NY and the way they fit but they defend well enough that I'll give them the edge over Philly.

Philly has alot of questions after Bynum and Jrue. Turner hasn't lived up to his draft spot yet. They lost their 6th man and 2 best players (Iggy and Brand) and guys like Young, Wright might not be enough to make up for their loss. I like the froncourt with Hawes and Bynum but their wings leave alot to be desired.

Alayla
08-13-2012, 03:44 PM
BOS
BK
NY
Philly
TOR

BOS should have enough depth to keep the older guys minutes down during the year. Brooklyn has one of the best starting 5's in the league and a solid bench so as long as they don't hit a major injury they should be able to keep pace with BOS.

Not a fan of NY and the way they fit but they defend well enough that I'll give them the edge over Philly.

Philly has alot of questions after Bynum and Jrue. Turner hasn't lived up to his draft spot yet. They lost their 6th man and 2 best players (Iggy and Brand) and guys like Young, Wright might not be enough to make up for their loss. I like the froncourt with Hawes and Bynum but their wings leave alot to be desired.

J rich and nick young>lou
we still have Thad young who was much more valuable to our bench
and as good as brand was defenseively i dont think he was our 2nd best player last season id have to give that to Jrue
Wright is a decent defender in his own right and Turner
alltough not living up to his draft status just yet is a pretty sticky defender with good size and good passing abitly alot of what we lost with iggy will fall on him and the increse in his role will lead to improvement
call me crazy but we defintly gained more then we lost and should be better then last year and last year we where only a game behind NY (a game we tanked more or less to ensure we played the bulls not the heat) remmber your talking about a team that was 2nd in the east for a good chunk of last season and where divison leaders around the allstar game now i dont think its a lock we are number 1 2 or 3 but i think its a safe bet we are better then NYK also about that defenseive comment..
you do realise philly had an elite defense last year right?

TheRunKiller
08-13-2012, 04:07 PM
I think Sixers will finish 2nd by adding Bynum

SMH!
08-13-2012, 04:18 PM
The Sixers are clearly better. What a godly bench they have.

Nick Young > Shumpert
Kwame Brown > Chandler, Camby.
Royal Ivey > Jason Kidd.
Dorell Wright > Melo, Novak.
LaVoy Allen > Amare.

You are clearly delusional. In fact, if the Sixers were that good with Iggy and Brand they wouldn't have lost the division to the Celtics & Knicks. Doug Collins is the same level at coaching as Woodson. He is not a better coach.

I thought the Celtics were supposed to have a smart fan(s). Clearly, I was mistaken and quite honestly, if those were true that would mean the Sixers are better than the Celtics too.

Timeout you get the SMH award :facepalm:.. Did you really just compare sixers bench to the Knicks starters?????? :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: times infinity

koreancabbage
08-13-2012, 04:20 PM
i think people forgot they added JRich as well... shoots a pretty good 3% and can score in multiple ways. They didn't need a facilitator as much as scoring.

did you see how Philly played the last half of the season- like ****. Iggy was only good if they got a premium star player and it would allow Iggy to be who he really is and get away with it - ultimate defender and jack of all trades without being being relied to score.

JRich, Nick Young, Bynum > Iggy, Lou

2-ONE-5
08-13-2012, 04:22 PM
i think the Celtics are still the best team in the division but they are more concerned about keeping KG and Pierce fresh and ready for the playoffs so I wont be surprised if my Sixers take the crown this year.

goose14741
08-13-2012, 05:00 PM
0__0

Outside of SF and PF what are the Knicks better at then the 76ers? 76ers have a better back court, better center, better bench and a better coach.

they have a better coach, thats it. They have turner, young at sg. Knicks have shump, brewer and jr. and when u match tyson the dpoy up to bynum u negate the sixers only strength. All they have is jrue, knicks have kidd, and a slimmer felton. And bench? Kidd, jr, brewer, novak, camby vs nyoung, jrich, tyoung, moultrie, allen. How is that a better bench? would love to see that argument

2-ONE-5
08-13-2012, 08:41 PM
um Sixers bench is a lot better then the Knicks.

Davidgta1
08-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Philly

AirJordanXVIII
08-13-2012, 09:09 PM
I have said this before, Bynum is extremely talented but the loss of the facilitator and one of the most efficient scorers of the bench will hurt. And no, Nick young is not an equivalent replacement for Williams.

Star forwards will have a field day against this team. Having to face Pierce, Melo and even the big guard Joe Johnson four times a year will not be easy for the sixers.

Lol? Lou Will gets no love when hes on our team, but once he leaves he irreplaceable? Nahhh Lou Will was one of the biggest gunners our team. I would much rather have Nick Young. He may gun too, but he's a better pure shooter, and at least he doesnt kill the clock like Lou and he is much better sized than Lou.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-13-2012, 09:25 PM
they have a better coach, thats it. They have turner, young at sg. Knicks have shump, brewer and jr. and when u match tyson the dpoy up to bynum u negate the sixers only strength. All they have is jrue, knicks have kidd, and a slimmer felton. And bench? Kidd, jr, brewer, novak, camby vs nyoung, jrich, tyoung, moultrie, allen. How is that a better bench? would love to see that argument

lol at you saying all they have is Jrue. Jrue is a fringe top 10 PG while Kidd is old as hell and just came off his worse season and same goes for Felton(take away the old part.) The Knicks bench is better than the 76ers? Oh please. Brewer is a solid defender, but a liability on offense and vice versa for JR. Novak is nothing more than a shooter but Camby is nice. Both Young's would be the 6th men(or at least first guard or first forward off the bench)on a good amount of teams in the NBA.


Lol? Lou Will gets no love when hes on our team, but once he leaves he irreplaceable? Nahhh Lou Will was one of the biggest gunners our team. I would much rather have Nick Young. He may gun too, but he's a better pure shooter, and at least he doesnt kill the clock like Lou and he is much better sized than Lou.

Add in the fact that Lou also became a chucker by the end of last season and into the playoffs as well.

bedford1829
08-13-2012, 09:32 PM
1. Celtics
2. Knicks
3. Sixers
4. Nets
5. Raptors

TO Rapz
08-13-2012, 09:45 PM
How disrespectful.

I honestly think the Raptors have a shot to be a sleeper #8, not saying they win the division or even finish top 3, but to not even include them isn't fair.

Regarding this thread, I believe Boston will. This is their division to lose, and they may very well lose it to NY. A lot of it comes down to health for Boston, and chemistry for NYK.

Punk
08-13-2012, 10:48 PM
Timeout you get the SMH award :facepalm:.. Did you really just compare sixers bench to the Knicks starters?????? :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: times infinity


Lol? Lou Will gets no love when hes on our team, but once he leaves he irreplaceable? Nahhh Lou Will was one of the biggest gunners our team. I would much rather have Nick Young. He may gun too, but he's a better pure shooter, and at least he doesnt kill the clock like Lou and he is much better sized than Lou.

Not really. I didn't.


lol at you saying all they have is Jrue. Jrue is a fringe top 10 PG while Kidd is old as hell and just came off his worse season and same goes for Felton(take away the old part.) The Knicks bench is better than the 76ers? Oh please. Brewer is a solid defender, but a liability on offense and vice versa for JR. Novak is nothing more than a shooter but Camby is nice. Both Young's would be the 6th men(or at least first guard or first forward off the bench)on a good amount of teams in the NBA.

Add in the fact that Lou also became a chucker by the end of last season and into the playoffs as well.


Doesn't work that way. Jrue is not a Top 10 PG. You are clearly reaching.

1. Jason Kidd is old as hell isn't an argument. He has a PER 13.11 last season and worst season. Jrue Holiday has a PER of 14.74. Kidd has a 101 defensive rating and Holiday does too. Felton has a PER of 13.46.

Try again.

2. Ronnie Brewer has elite esque defensive numbers last season. You are grasping at straws at his offensive game. JR Smith came off his best defensive season. JR has a PER of 15.27, Young has a PER of 12.97.

3. Novak is a shooter...47% shooter to be exact. Best in the league and Camby is nice...9 rebounds per 20 minutes is very nice. Efficient rebounding rates is nice.

Oh, I haven't even touched Prigoni and the other free agents the team has yet to sign. Knicks bench > Sixers bench.

Good talk, bro.

asap_simba
08-13-2012, 11:04 PM
Boston

Evolution23
08-14-2012, 02:05 AM
Boston

StarvingKnick22
08-14-2012, 02:08 AM
obviously raptors

I Rock Shaqs
08-14-2012, 02:42 AM
Not really. I didn't.




Doesn't work that way. Jrue is not a Top 10 PG. You are clearly reaching.

1. Jason Kidd is old as hell isn't an argument. He has a PER 13.11 last season and worst season. Jrue Holiday has a PER of 14.74. Kidd has a 101 defensive rating and Holiday does too. Felton has a PER of 13.46.

Try again.

2. Ronnie Brewer has elite esque defensive numbers last season. You are grasping at straws at his offensive game. JR Smith came off his best defensive season. JR has a PER of 15.27, Young has a PER of 12.97.

3. Novak is a shooter...47% shooter to be exact. Best in the league and Camby is nice...9 rebounds per 20 minutes is very nice. Efficient rebounding rates is nice.

Oh, I haven't even touched Prigoni and the other free agents the team has yet to sign. Knicks bench > Sixers bench.

Good talk, bro.

Stats nerd, just watch the game.