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PA100 Atlantic Division

!!!! WARNING !!!! The numbers for the Raptors and especially the Nets are based on a smaller sample than other teams. For some reason, the files I use to build my dataset did not capture every game this season, and the Nets were by far the biggest victim of this problem.


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NOTES:

BOS

- Avery Bradley is an amazing defender, and an amazingly bad offensive player.

- The steamer would look great as our backup defensive big. Might take at least 9/3 to pry him from Boston though

NYK

- What do folks think about Jeffries as a vet minimum backup to Love?

- Amare isn't one of the worst players in the league, but with his contract, he may be one of the worst assets

- Stats guys are supposed to hate Carmello right? Not this one.

PHI

- It is hard to overstate how awesome a Williams for Iggy swap would be for us… Maybe it is a pipe dream, maybe not... I really don't know how to read the Iggy/Philly situation.

- Note Sweet Lou's HLP measure. Helps the argument that his defensive is more the product of his surroundings.

RAPS

- James Johnson, former apple of Kahn's eye is a fantastic defensive player

- Jose Calderon on the other hand is towards the bottom of the barrel defensively every season.

- This was a breakout year for Bargnani who was a -5.16 in 2010/11 and a -3.67 in 2009/10. Proof that busts can become good players... but don't count on it.

NETS

- At first blush the Nets look terrible. However, Lopez has been about a +2.5 to +3 player in the past and should be continuing at the level next season. Williams was 5.7 and 4.5 in 2009/10 and 2010/11 and looking at his HLP measure, his defensive value may be adversely impacted by his teammates this season. Wallace was an excellent +6.4 with a -3.39 defense in 2009/10 and then posted around a +2.5 with good defense in 2010/11. A core of Williams, Brooks, Wallace, Humphreys, and Lopez is actually a collection of really good players, whose skills should complement each other really nicely... the problem is that Brooks is the only guy on that list currently under contract for next season. So.... good luck Brooklyn!

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