Who will be the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference (2020-2021)

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Top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference at the end of 2020-21?

Bucks
49
23%
Raptors
12
6%
Celtics
42
20%
Pacers
4
2%
Heat
42
20%
76ers
23
11%
Nets
39
18%
Any Other Team
2
1%
 
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Who will be the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference (2020-2021) 

Post#1 » by J-Wolves » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:12 am

At the end of the 2020-21 NBA season (including playoffs) who will be the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference?

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Post#2 » by 76ciology » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:13 am

Sixers will be the rich man’s version of the Heat.
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Post#3 » by Statlanta » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:23 am

Boston
Toronto
Brooklyn
Milwaukee
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Post#4 » by iamoti » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:02 pm

76ciology wrote:Sixers will be the rich man’s version of the Heat.
lol

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Post#5 » by basketballRob » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:10 pm

Not sure why you didn't just make a top 8?

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Post#6 » by PrinceCliche » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:34 pm

Statlanta wrote:Boston
Toronto
Brooklyn
Milwaukee

So you think the best East team from the restart can't be top 4?

You don't see that as disrespectful as you add Toronto to the top 4 as they have lost Serge Ibaka???
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Post#7 » by PrinceCliche » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:35 pm

Milwaukee
Brooklyn
Mia
Boston
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Post#8 » by pr0gr4m » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:19 pm

PrinceCliche wrote:
Statlanta wrote:Boston
Toronto
Brooklyn
Milwaukee

So you think the best East team from the restart can't be top 4?

You don't see that as disrespectful as you add Toronto to the top 4 as they have lost Serge Ibaka???

Gasol, Boucher, Hernandez, and Oshae is the projected big man rotation for next season. I think it would suffice. The Raptors will probably trade Powell and Davis for an expiring big as well.

Toronto has really strong defense from bigs to guards. OG/Siakam are top 5 in forward defense then Lowry/FVV are top 5 guard defenders.

Gasol is old but the above make him easy to "hide". Considering he's a former DPOTY you don't really need to hide him and he can hold his own against bigger centers.

Boucher was under utilized last season. I think his stats and impact last season was great. I would easily pencil him in as a starting center. He gets offensive rebounds, stretches the floor, contests 3's, and provides help defense. Using Gasol for special match ups is what will probably happen.

Toronto could be a top 2 team next season. Most likely top 3 but with a weak playoff showing.
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Post#9 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:19 pm

The Sixers are marginal. They're maybe back to the talent level of the Embiid/Simmons/Covington/Reddick/Saric Sixers, depending on what you think of Thybulle, and Embiid and Simmons haven't developed enough to make a big difference.

Toronto is stepping backwards.

The Nets have huge health, attitude and coaching risks, but if we give them the benefit of the doubt, then the top four in alphabetical order are Boston, Brooklyn, Miami, and Milwaukee.
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Post#10 » by scrabbarista » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:22 pm

Sixers get Harden, #1 seed, and win it all.

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