NBA Team Records and Player Projections for 2008-09: Atlantic Division

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NBA Team Records and Player Projections for 2008-09: Atlantic Division

Here's a team-by-team preview of the Atlantic Division, breaking down each team's projected starting five and sixth man, the stats they should produce, and the record each team should post by season's end.

The teams are arranged in order of their projected finish in the standings, each squad on a different page. Comments and questions are encouraged, so feel free to leave a note below.

 

Boston Celtics: 58-24

 

Projected Starting Five

                                PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT%

Paul Pierce               19.3    5.5     4.5    0.4   1.2   116    2.61  43.4   81.6

Kevin Garnett           18.8   10.8    3.6    1.3   1.2     0     1.83   49.8   81.8

Ray Allen                  16.8    4.1     3.3    0.2   1.1    174   1.48   44.1   90.5

Rajon Rondo             11.4   4.7      6.1    0.2   1.8     9     2.77   46.3   64.6

Kendrick Perkins         6.6    6.3     1.1    1.6    0.4     0     2.09   53.7   62.9


Sixth Man

Tony Allen                  6.8    3.1     1.5    0.3    0.8    14    1.30   46.5   76.5

 

Toronto Raptors: 50-32

 

Projected Starting Five

                             PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG    FG%   FT% 

Chris Bosh             23.3   9.7   2.6    1.4   1.0     8     2.34   50.1    84.2  

Jermaine O'Neal    18.2   8.8   2.4    2.4    0.5    1     2.75   47.2    75.7

Jose Calderon       14.5   3.5   10.1   0.1    1.3    61    2.2    51.8    87.8  

Anthony Parker     12.1   4.2   2.4    0.2    1.1   130   1.04   46.4    85.2

Jamario Moon        7.8    6.8   1.4    1.4    1.0    44   0.70   48.6    77.2

 

Sixth Man

Andrea Bargnani    14.4    4.5   1.2    0.6    0.4   125   1.46  43.1    86.8

 

Philadelphia 76ers: 46-36

 

Projected Starting Five

                             PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG      FG%   FT%

Elton Brand            21.3   10.4   2.5    2.2   1.0    1    2.35     53.3    80.3

Andre Iguodala       18.5   5.4    5.6    0.5    2.0   82   3.09     46.5    76.5

Andre Miller            15.1   4.0    7.4    0.1    1.2   4     2.89     48.3    77.1

Thaddeus Young     11.2   5.3    1.2    0.2    1.4   20   1.07     52.8    76.3

Samuel Dalembert  10.8   9.7    0.8    2.3    0.5    0    1.94     51.5    72.3

 

Sixth Man

Lou Williams           11.3   2.1   3.1     0.1    1.0   53   1.75     43.1    75.7

 

New Jersey Nets: 25-57

 

Projected Starting Five

                            PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG      FG%   FT%

Vince Carter          21.3    5.4   5.2    0.5    1.2   110   2.36    42.3    80.2

Devin Harris         15.4    3.8    7.3    0.3    1.9    37   2.52     47.8    82.1

Yi Jianlian            12.3    5.2    1.2    0.9     0.7   10   1.95     42.1    78.2

Bobby Simmons   10.2    3.6    1.4    0.1     0.8    52   0.89     44.6    78.1

Josh Boone           8.7    6.8     0.6   0.7     0.5     0    1.0       54.4    50.7

 

Sixth Man

Keyon Dooling       8.2    1.4    1.2    0.1     0.7     27   1.16     43.2    80.3

 

New York Knicks: 23-59

 

Projected Starting Five

                              PTS   REB   AST   BLK   STL   3PM   TPG      FG%   FT%

Jamal Crawford       20.3   2.9    5.1    0.2   1.1    157   2.87     41.3   86.1

Zach Randolph        18.2    9.7    1.7    0.2   0.9    17    2.48     46.2   79.4

David Lee               12.5   10.8   1.3    0.4    0.8     0    1.30     58.1   81.1

Chris Duhon             9.7    2.8     6.3    0.1    1.0    62   1.05     40.1   79.3

Quentin Richardson  8.04   5.3    1.8     0.2    0.8    77   0.96     39.2   70.2

 

Sixth Man

Nate Robinson          11.2    3.1    2.0     0.1    1.0    87   1.41    43.0    78.3

 

Central Division coming up next...

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