Atlantic Division (projected order of finish and final record)
Boston Celtics (62-20) û The champions once removed return with a vengeance and a rejuvenated æBig Three.Æ A healthy Garnett, Pierce, and Allen still combine to form the best trio in the league, and after a season where Rondo emerged as one of the leagueÆs best young point guards and an offseason where they definitely upgraded their bench, theyÆre not just re-loaded, theyÆre overloaded. What will probably be the best defensive team in the league never got a fair chance to defend their crown last season, but they are sure to be right back in the picture this year.
Philadelphia 76ers (47-35) û The rest of the Atlantic is a somewhat organized toss-up, but the return of Elton Brand should al ...
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