How Do The Sixers Match Up Against Their Division?

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Mar 2, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Louis Williams (23) dribbles the ball past Philadelphia 76ers guard JaKarr Sampson (9) during the second half at Wells Fargo Center. The Raptors defeated the 76ers 114-103. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Raptors are the obvious favorite in this division. Last season, they went to the playoffs with very high hopes, but were eliminated early in the first round. It was quite embarrassing, as they were swept by the Washington Wizards who were simply supposed to be not as good as the Raptors.

Still, they’re obviously the team to beat from this division. They certainly pose the biggest threat of a “season sweep,” to the Sixers. The games they play against the Raptors will be the toughest interdivisional games throughout the year.

They made some decent draft picks this year, but nothing too intimidating.

The biggest move the Raptors made was re-signing Kyle Lowry, which was important because he averaged nearly 18 points per game and 7 assists as well. Him and DeMar DeRozan is a dangerous backcourt that’s just starting to hit their stride. Shutting them down is a must, but a difficult task.

I also expect them to utilize new player Bismack Biyombo in order to get wins next year. Biyombo didn’t get much time to shine with the Charlotte Hornets, but he might get more opportunity in Toronto.

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