How Do The Sixers Match Up Against Their Division?

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Mar 14, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard

Hollis Thompson

(31) looks for an opening past Brooklyn Nets guard

Alan Anderson

(6) at Wells Fargo Center. The Nets won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Just a few short years after being competitive, the Nets seem to be back to being a team that doesn’t have much to offer. Last season they won 44 games and advanced in the playoffs, but this season were unable to break .500, and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Still, at least they made the playoffs.

Sticking with the division’s trend of bad offense, the Nets were 21st out of 30 in scoring.

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Their roster has been falling apart. They lost Kevin Garnett as he has taken himself to his classic days with the Minnesota Timberwolves to end his career. Deron Williams is out. Luckily Brook Lopez stuck around for them, which keeps their front court pretty intimidating.

The Nets were starting to trail off last season, and didn’t do much at all so far this offseason to make up for that. They lost a lot in free agency, much more than they gained, and didn’t make a huge splash at all in the draft.

The Nets are positioning themselves to join the Knicks and the Sixers as the lower teams of the division (although, one of them certainly has to get to at least third place). They still might be able to beat the Boston Celtics for the second place spot, but I don’t see much promise for them moving forward.

I believe the Sixers could split the series with Brooklyn this season.

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