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Upcoming 2011-12 NBA Preview: Atlantic Division

EASTERN CONFERENCE – ATLANTIC 

NEW YORK KNICKS

 

Last Season: 42-40, 2nd in Division, 6th overall in East, Lost to Boston in 1st Round

Key Losses: Chauncey Billups, Derrick Brown, Anthony Carter, Roger Mason JR, Shawne Williams, Sheldon Williams, Andy Rautins, Ronny Turiaf

Key Additions: Tyson Chandler, Mike Bibby, Baron Davis, Jared Jeffries (resigned), Iman Shumpert (draft), Josh Harrelson (draft), Jerome Jordan (draft)

Main Rotation: Starters – Baron Davis, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler;  Key Reserves – Tony Douglas, Mike Bibby, Jared Jeffries, Renaldo Balkman, Jerome Jordan

With the addition of Chandler to the mix, the Knicks now have the best frontcourt in the NBA without a doubt.  Without Chandler, this team is pathetic on defense.  Carmelo and Amare are nowhere near defensive stoppers so it was important for the Knicks to bring in a defensive presence.  Although, the Knick’s backcourt, especially at point, is fairly weak.  If only they were able to keep Billups while adding Chandler, the Knicks would have the best starting five in the league.

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Former Backcourt Duo, Billups and Hamilton, Let Go By Their Teams

Deeeeetrooooit Basektballlll!  This was the Detroit Pistons era from  2003-2009 and they had one of the best backcourts of all time – Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton.  With the NBA lockout shortening the season as well as the offseason/training camps, teams have been rushing to wine-and-dine free agents, create interesting trade scenarios, and determining other roster movements.  Part of the “other” roster movements consists of waiving, releasing, buying out, and utilizing the amnesty clause on players.  This is what happened to Billups and Hamilton during the first week of player transactions in the NBA.

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2011 NBA Draft – Winners and Losers: 21-30

It’s been almost two weeks since the 2011 NBA Draft, which was nothing to get too excited about.  There was not going to be a Magic, Ewing, Shaq, Lebron, D-Rose, or a Blake Griffin coming out of this draft to make an immediate impact.  Basically, there was no jackpot, franchise turn-around type player.  Instead it was cast of potentials. There are four players that have the potential to be future all-stars in my opinion:  Two freshmen point guards, a tweener, and a European big.  Everyone knows drafts are meant to be dissected once it’s over and done with.

Who were the winners and losers of this draft?  Well, let’s take a look at who were the head-scratchers down to the winner of this draft.

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2010-11 NBA Season Review: Eastern Conference

Last June the Los Angeles Lakers walked off the court as NBA Champions, and that wrapped up the 2009-10 NBA season.  Three weeks later the 2010-11 season began with the phrase:

“This fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”

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