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Hoops Habit Podcast Ep. 008: Atlantic Division summer review

The Hoops Habit Podcast returns with a summer review of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, which boasts the top three teams in the conference.

Hoops Habit‘s Michael Dugger is back with another episode of the Hoops Habit Podcast, reviewing the final division in the Eastern Conference, the Atlantic Division.

Dugger begins atop the division by looking into the Toronto Raptors trading for Kawhi Leonard, and why he views them as the favorite in the East with this much defensive talent on the roster (1:00).

Next, he shares his thoughts on the Boston Celtics, who had a quiet summer by NBA standards, yet remain the heavy favorite in the public eye with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back in the mix after a series of injuries (8:30).

After the Celtics, Dugger discusses the Philadelphia 76ers (13:45). People were disappointed with the Sixers’ lack of offseason moves, but he really likes some of their additions compared to last year’s roster, especially with Markelle Fultz seemingly ready to go full-tilt.

The New York Knicks are the first of the two NYC teams up for conversation (21:40). While this season won’t see them compete for the playoffs, there is plenty to be excited about with another cornerstone seemingly in place, and a new coach at the helm.

The Atlantic Division summer review concludes with the Brooklyn Nets (26:00), who finally have their own draft pick and have quietly built a nice system with plenty of depth and a nice blend of youth and veterans that could push for a playoff spot.

Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!