Monday Listed, Five Eastern Teams Who Will Benefit From Their Off-Season: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, & Boston Celtics
The summer heat is gone and the autumn leaves have arrived. This means one thing: training camp is here and another NBA season is about to tip off. This year, hoop fans can look forward to some parity between conferences because the east made serious moves this off-season …
The summer heat is gone and the autumn leaves have arrived. This means one thing: training camp is here and another NBA season is about to tip off. This year, hoop fans can look forward to some parity between conferences because the east made serious moves this off-season.
In this edition of Monday Listed, HoopsVibe the Blog looks at five Eastern Conference teams who improved this summer. This isn’t a ranking of the east’s best teams; we’re only looking at who added the most outside talent.
One quick note:
Notable players Added: Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons.
Why This Helps: Since getting drafted, Yi has taken some criticism. But the Chinese prospect and Simmons gives
Notable Players Added: Carlos Delfino and Jason Kapono.
Why This Helps: Kapono is a straight gunner, a three-point specialist capable of spreading the floor for Chris Bosh. Delfino is a versatile player, who will see time at guard and small-forward. The Raptors, with thirteen legitimate NBA players, could be the league’s deepest teams.
Notable Players Added: Arron Afflalo, Jarvis Hayes, Amir Johnson, & Rodney Stuckey.
Why This Helps: For the last couple of seasons,
Notable Players Added: Zach Randolph.
Why This Helps:
Notable Players Added: Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Eddie House, and James Posey.
Why This Helps: In one summer, the Celts have gone from the lottery to prime-time. The newly acquired Allen and Garnett will combine with Paul Pierce to form one of the NBA’s fiercest trios. And there’s plenty leftover to form a decent bench.
What Eastern Conference team improved the most this summer? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.
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