The 360 Windmill (NBA News)

R. TaylorContributor IJanuary 4, 2010

PHOENIX - DECEMBER 30:  The Boston Celtics stand attended for the singing of the National Anthem before the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 30, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Celtics 116-98.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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 The Boston Celtics are looking great this season. It is safe to say the celtics are the one of the top three teams in the NBA.

They are looking just as dominate if not more dominate then when they won the NBA championship two seasons ago. They have been hit by injuries lately but we saw last year the resiliency when injuries struck.

As of now that is the only thing that could keep the celtics from winning another championship, injuries to the starting five.


One of the most head scratching teams so far this season has to be the Toronto Raptors. The Turkoglu signings has not made the immediate impact the team had hoped, but he still has the rest of the season and maybe the playoffs to show his addition paid dividends.

Inconsistency has been this teams Achilles heal all year. Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani have been two of the few bright spots for this team. Bosh has showed time in & out that he a premiere big men in this league that lacks solid bigs. Bargnani is also playing pretty good being a solid complementary player for Bosh.


Nate Robinson is back. His return is already making a huge splash with back to back wins since his return. The Knicks score a lot of points, and they should they have some very good talent on the roster. The sad thing is that more than likely David Lee who is a beast & Nate Robinson probably will not return next year. That is why Donnie Walsh drafted Jordan Hill & Toney Douglas. If the Lebron sweepstakes fail them who knows what the knicks back up plan will be.


The Atlantic Division has the disitinction of having two of the worst teams record wise in the NBA. The 76ers & the Nets. Even with the great comeback story of Allen Iverson to the 76ers, they have still not found a way to win games. The princeton offense does not seem to suit the players. Two of the biggest facets of the game that make them suffer are no true permiter players or long distance threat. They also do not have a consistent low post presence.

The Nets on the other hand just have a plethora of young inexperienced talent. They are loaded with young athletic wing players. With that type of inexperience you see why they can't win games or be a threat to many teams. Even though they have a horrible record they are really not that far from being a serious contender in the east. If you put a franchise player on the Nets he would have a solid supporting cast. Some veterans who could instill a defensive urgency would do wonders for this team but that will not be addressed until the offseason, so until then they have a long year ahead of them.