The NBA Preseason has arrived. With that comes the annual preseason predictions and expectations. Every fanbase around the league wants to know just what their team has to offer for the 2023-2024 season. Who are the contenders? Who are the pretenders? What franchises find themselves in a clear rebuild? How exactly do the Philadelphia 76ers stack up with the rest of the East? We have broken the Eastern Conference down into 4 tiers.
How the 76ers stack up with the rest of the Eastern Conference
With the acquisition of Damian Lillard a couple weeks ago, the East’s reigning #1 seed just got a whole lot better. Pairing two members of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team has certainly put the rest of the league on notice. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and a supporting cast headlined by Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez have the Milwaukee Bucks in position to compete for an NBA Title.
The Boston Celtics had an incredibly busy off-season. Key contributors from last season, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III, and Malcolm Brogdon were all traded while they lost Grant Williams to free agency. Kristaps Porziņģis and Jrue Holiday have made their way to Boston to team up with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. 2nd year Head Coach, Joe Mazzulla has a star-studded team despite losing some depth pieces that helped them reach the Conference Finals last season.