Offseason Grades: Atlantic Division
|Offseason Grades: Atlantic Division|
The Celtics face stiff competition if they want to repeat as Eastern Conference champions. But Atlantic Division champs? That one should be a walk in the park. Armed with nearly $60 million in cap space combined, the Knicks and Nets failed to attract much star power, and the result will likely be both teams finishing below .500. The Sixers have a new coach and a new young potential star, but most of the same moldy roster that sleepwalked through last season remains intact. And Toronto is bracing itself for Year 1 of the post-Chris Bosh era. Add it all up and the Celtics, who made a couple of (very) big additions themselves, once again stand as class of the division.