Are the 2019-20 Philadelphia 76ers Good?

The Philadelphia 76ers have Processed their way from a 10-72 season in 2015-16, the second-worst 82-game mark not only in franchise history but of all time, to back-to-back 50-win seasons and second-round playoff appearances. Last year’s edition went 51-31 and came one insane, improbable miracle shot from Kawhi Leonard away from the Eastern Conference Finals. This year’s team is minus Jimmy Butler (gone to the Heat) but added Al Horford and Josh Richardson to a โ€œbig threeโ€ of Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. Some people say that’s the kind of lineup that will win you the East if …

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Are the 2019-20 Boston Celtics Good?

Oh boy. Better put on a good, thick medieval helmet for this one…Boston Celtics fans are some of the most rabid and occasionally psycho fans on Twitter, and if I weren’t generally well-disposed toward them on account of having grown up in Boston during the Bird/McHale/Parish years I might very well think of them the way I think of Lakers fans…OK, let’s do this. The Boston Celtics were the most underachieving squad in the NBA in 2018-19. They won just 49 games, and if the Indiana Pacers hadn’t generously self-immolated down the stretch, the postseason could very easily have seen …

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Are the 2019-20 Brooklyn Nets Good?

If you’re the type of person who just skips to the end of these looking for that graphic I ganked from Mythbusters, let me spare you some scrolling: What everyone will say when Kyrie kills the clubhouse vibe and Durant isn’t the same after he comes back. โ€” Fox #PreviewsAreBack Doucette ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿฅž (@RealFoxD) September 12, 2019 Yeah, I’ve got jokes, alright. But the bigger question does remain, what on earth do the Brooklyn Nets think they’re going to gain from a prima donna point guard who’s never won anything without LeBron James and a guy who is coming back from …

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Are the 2019-20 New York Knicks Good?

Welcome back to the NBA, folks! It’s season preview time, and every weekday between now and the start of the season, we’ll be taking a look one at a time at all 30 teams east to west and worst to first by division and asking and answering one simple question: Is this team any good? We start by rendering the title absurd and asking about the New York Knicks. This is a team that went 17-65 last year and got pantsed by the Basketball Gods at the draft lottery, ending up with Duke’s RJ Barrett instead of the dreamed-about and …

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