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We’re less than 2 weeks away from Opening Day in the NBA. So without further ado, lets introduce the over/under for each eastern conference team:
ATLANTA HAWKS- 25.5
This hawks team is in complete rebuild mode. Their best player is Kent Bazemore and then it’s just marginal starting players. It’s too early to know say too much rookie power forward John Colins
The addition of Kyrie Irving should make this squad better but the celtics bench did lose some depth this offseason which should be cause for some concern for celtic fans
BROOKLYN NETS- 27.5
This nets team did improve this offseason when they went out and picked up D’Angelo Russell but this squad is still far away from competing in the east
CHARLOTTE HORNETS- 46.5
This team is one of the harder teams to predict. But i do believe that the hornets have the talent to reach 46 wins in a lowly eastern conference. Cause for concern could be Dwight Howard, He’s not as dominate as he used to be.
CHICAGO BULLS- 20.5
This Bulls team is a similar position as the Atlanta Hawks are. Their in complete rebuild mode. The reason i am giving the Hawks 5 more wins is because I strongly believe Mike Budenholzer is a better coach than Fred Hoiberg.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS- 53.5
This Cavaliers team has alot of depth. But the reason their not winning the east is because of the Isaiah Thomas hip. He’s out until January and i won’t believe in Derrick Rose until i see him actually play even 25 games without injury.
DETROIT PISTONS- 42.5
The addition of Avery Bradley will be enough for the Pistons to return to the playoffs in a lowly eastern conference
INDIANA PACERS- 31.5
Trading Paul George was basically taking yourself out of the playoffs. I understand that the Pacers were trying to get any little piece for their future. Atleast they retained Myles Turner.
MIAMI HEAT- 45.5
No excuses for a poor start this season. This team has the potential to be a top 4 seed in the east but Winslow and Whiteside must be dominate.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS- 47.5
Like last season, This team will go as Giannis Antetokounmpo goes for the most part. this bucks team should have a top 5 seed in the playoffs
NEW YORK KNICKS- 34.5
The Knicks didn’t improve very much in the offseason. Tim Hardaway Jr was the so overpaid this offseason. This team belongs to Kristaps Porzingis on the court and i’d say that’s the only real piece the Knicks have going into the season.
ORLANDO MAGIC- 31.5
Don’t buy into any Orlando Magic hype. The talent just isn’t there. And why is Evan Fournier the highest paid player on the Magic? We’ll never know
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS- 35.5-
I want to buy fully into the 76ers grabbing the 8th seed. But i just can’t do it with the injury history of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Just too many questions
TORONTO RAPTORS- 49.5
We will see nearly the same results as we did last season out of the Raptors. Bringing in CJ Miles does help their depth but it’s not enough to put them over the 50 win mark
WASHINGTON WIZARDS- 50.5
After getting fresh contracts Bradley Beal and John Wall better ball this season. Not to mention Otto Porter and Markieff Morris. No excuses for the Wizards to miss out on 50 wins this season
Thanks for reading! stay tuned for the Western Conference Over/Under