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NBA Offseason Review: Atlantic Division

Given the drama (and comedy) that was the NBA lockout, the ensuing free agency frenzy and the vetoed trade by a commissioner of a group of owners who was acting as the general manager of an individual team that is owned by that same group of owners, it’s easy to get confused about who landed where. This is the fifth of six daily division-by-division reviews leading up to opening day.

NBA Offseason Review: Pacific Division [1]
NBA Offseason Review: Northwest Division [2]
NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division [3]
NBA Offseason Review: Southeast Division [4]
NBA Offseason Review: Central Division [5]


2010-11 record: 42-40
2010-11 standing: 2nd in Atlantic Division; lost Eastern Conference first round to Celtics, 4-0
NBA draft picks: 17. Iman Shumpert; 45. Josh Harrellson
Key additions: Tyson Chandler [8] (free agent); Baron Davis [9] (amnesty); Mike Bibby [10] (FA)
Key substractions: Chauncey Billups [11] (amnesty); Shawne Williams [12] (free agent); Ronny Turiaf (FA)
2011-12 starters: PG Toney Douglas [13]; SG Landry Fields; SF Melo Anthony; PF Amare Stoudemire; C Chandler
2011-12 wins over/under (sportsbook.com): 39.5
2011-12 prediction: 40-26


2010-11 record: 24-58
2010-11 standing: 4th in Atlantic Division
NBA draft picks: 25. Marshon Brooks; 31. Bojan Bogdanovic; 36. Jordan Williams
Key additions: Shawne Williams (free agent); Shelden Williams [14] (FA)
Key substractions: Sasha Vujacic (free agent); Travis Outlaw [15] (amnesty)
2011-12 starters: PG Deron Williams; SG Tony Morrow; SF Damion James; PF Kris Humphries; C Brook Lopez [16]
2011-12 wins over/under (sportsbook.com): 21.5
2011-12 prediction: 25-41


2010-11 record: 41-41
2010-11 standing: 3rd in Atlantic Division
NBA draft picks: 16. Nikola Vucevic; 50. Lavoy Allen [18]
Key additions: None
Key substractions: None
2011-12 starters: PG Jrue Holiday; SG Jodie Meeks; SF Andre Iguadola; PF Elton Brand; C Spencer Hawes [19]
2011-12 wins over/under (sportsbook.com): 30.5
2011-12 prediction: 34-32


2010-11 record: 56-26
2010-11 standing: Won Atlantic Division; lost Eastern Conference semis to Heat, 4-1
NBA draft picks: 27. JaJuan Johnson [21]; 55. E’Twuan Moore
Key additions: Brandon Bass [22] (trade); Keyon Dooling [23] (trade); Chris Wilcox [24] (free agent)
Key substractions: Jeff Green [25] (injury); Glen Davis [26] (trade); Shaquille O’Neal [27] (retired); Nenad Krstic [28] (Russia)
2011-12 starters: PG Rajon Rondo [29]; SG Ray Allen [30]; SF Paul Pierce [31]; PF Kevin Garnett [32]; C Jermaine O’Neal [33]
2011-12 wins over/under (sportsbook.com): 41.5
2011-12 prediction: 41-25


2010-11 record: 22-60
2010-11 standing: 5th in Atlantic Division
NBA draft picks: 5. Jonas Valanciunas
Key additions: Aaron Gray (free agent); Jamaal Magloire (FA); Rasual Butler (FA)
Key substractions: Sonny Weems (free agent); Reggie Evans [35] (FA)
2011-12 starters: PG Jose Calderon; SG DeMar DeRozan; SF James Johnson; PF Andrea Bargnani; C Amir Johnson
2011-12 wins over/under (sportsbook.com): 16.5
2011-12 prediction: 13-53