October 7, 2009
The 2009-10 NBA season is just 3 short weeks away, which means it’s time for some of the Web’s best NBA writers to break down the league division by division, team by team. The gentlemen over at CelticsBlog are once again hosting and organizing.
First up is the Atlantic Division, where the Boston Celtics have ruled the roost for a few years now and figure to do it again this season with a (supposedly) healthy Kevin Garnett back in the lineup and quality depth in Rasheed Wallace and Marquis Daniels added into the mix. Wallace is slated to back up “starting center” Kendrick Perkins for now, but we wouldn’t be shocked to see him eventually work his way into Doc Rivers’ top-five; the prospect of Garnett and a motivated Wallace, two of the league’s all-time great interior defenders, lining up next to each other in the post is just scary. Of course, the keyword with Wallace, as always, is “motivated.”
There’s a lot more to discuss about the Celtics and their division rivals, so we’ll turn it over to our friends below. Look for ETB’s previews of the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves soon; in the meantime, we’ll be posting these division previews over the next few weeks.
Here’s the full list of Atlantic Division previews:
New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks