Atlantic Division

2013 Season Preview- Atlantic Division

Draft day is when teams usually build for the future. Instead, a veteran team made a significant change to win now during the 2013 NBA Draft. The balance of power in the Atlantic Division completely shifted following a blockbuster trade.

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Brooklyn Pushing to Win Now

Mikhail Prokhorov is doing all he can to deliver on a promise he made after purchasing the Nets. Following a 12 win season, Prokhorov purchased the team and promised the first title in franchise history would come within five years. 

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Clippers, Celtics Complete Rivers Deal

With one move, two franchises on opposite coasts announced their intentions for next season by finally completing a deal for coach Doc Rivers. The Clippers sent an unprotected first round pick in exchange for the league’s second highest paid coach, agreeing to pay Rivers the final three-years $21 million remaining on his contract.

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Philadelphia Parts Ways With Collins

Once again, Doug Collins failed to make it to a fourth season. A year after maximizing the talent in Philadelphia, taking Boston to a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Collins announced he won’t be returning next season as the coach of the 76ers. 

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Fantasy Owners Not Embracing Brooklyn

The implications of the Nets poor play over the past six have extended far past the basketball the court. Avery Johnson was fired after being named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month twice this season and the Nets have slipped to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Although the Nets have rebounded, winning four of five since firing Johnson, there is still …

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Defensive Edge Gone in Boston

Boston is hoping to start the new year with some defensive intensity. Ever since the arrival of Kevin Garnett in 2007, the Celtics have shut down opponents, ranking in the top-5 in fewest points allowed each season and never surrendering 92 points or less for three seasons. Until this year.

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Raptors Respond to Harsh Criticism

Maybe Andrea Bargnani needs to call out his teammates more often. Ever since the first overall pick of the 2006 NBA Draft told an Italian newspaper that his Toronto team is pretty much the worst in the league, the Raptors have responded with two of their most convincing victories of the season. 

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2012 Season Preview- Atlantic Division

The transformation of the Nets franchise finally begins November 1st. Its new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is finally unveiled for a regular season contest, against New York, with a revamped roster and the most important ingredient entering this: optimism. Equipped with a pair of All-Stars in the back court, Brooklyn is seeking a division crown. 

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The Association: Episode One

The fourth installment of NBA TV’s critically-acclaimed original series The Association spotlights the Brooklyn Nets’ first season in their new home. Premiering Tuesday night at 10pm and continuing Fridays at 6:30pm, beginning Nov. 2, it has the potential to be the most riveting season yet.  

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A Billion Dollar Debacle

Moving 13 miles away to Brooklyn hasn’t been enough to bring relevancy to the Nets franchise. Set to debut at the Barclays Center, a billion dollar arena set to open its doors for the first time in just 89 days, but the biggest question facing the Nets is if it will have any talented players to put on the court. 

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