How Do The Sixers Match Up Against Their Division?

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Mar 16, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ish Smith (5) looses the ball while guarded by Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) and guard forward Evan Turner (11) during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports


Ever since the Celtics lost their core players, like Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, things simply haven’t been the same in Boston. Last season was their best year in a while though, as they got 40 wins and even made the playoffs. I see the Celtics claiming the second place spot in this division next season.

Last season was better, but certainly not great compared to the success the Celtics franchise is used to. They picked up David Lee, which was a great acquisition that I believe will lead them to 45 wins or more.

The team drafted two guards, which was really not a smart move because they already have a strong backcourt with Avery Bradley. Maybe one guard would have made sense, but two of them? No.

Bleacher Report notes that a lot of the moves the Celtics have made lately is saving them money for the future, which is promising for the Sixers to try and make an advance on the Celtics. The Celtics aren’t good, they are just incredibly mediocre, and by making moves just to save money for the future, they’re practically asking to be stagnant this season.

Some see the Celtics as much better than the Sixers, but I think they match up well. I could see the Sixers taking two of the games against the Celtics, but I could also see them only taking one of the games. This series is largely going to depend on how the Sixers’ roster plays out, and who is starting at point guard this season.

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