Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
I'd put the Sixers ahead of the Raptors now.
They may not have the most balanced starting lineup since they are going to have VERY little perimeter shooting with Miller, Iguodala and Young but really... that is one hell of a talented team now. If they just play to their strengths they are IMO the 3rd best team in the East behind Boston and Detroit (assuming they don't make significant changes).
We can't make that assumption before we've seen them even play one game. Who knows how big of an impact Brand will have. The way I see it, we were a better team w/o JO, and why would we suddenly be worse than them?