Another team that might surprise a lot of Celtic fans here is the Sixers.I actually think the Sixers will be fine, they have 5-6 nice top end pieces instead of 2-3 on the Lakers.
Sixers have become slower with Horford.
And losing Redick and Jim Butler means the Sixer offense will be unbalanced.
Sixers would've been fine if they didn't add Horford.
Unless the Sixers bench Horford, every time Horford is in the game the Sixers will be slow.
In preseason, you can already see the improved offensive rebounding of the Celts after Horford left.
It's not about the other pieces the Sixers have now, it's about the pieces they lost.
Jimmy Butler was a scorer, a go to guy in the clutch.
Redick made sure Embiid was not going to be doubled every time.
Both Sixers and Lakers just don't have the right mix of players.
I think a go to guy is overrated on Philly. They have players who can score-Embiid is a monster and Harris is a viable isolation scorer. And Redick's defense made him a net neutral on that squad at best, imo Richardson is a better fit than him on Philly. I think Philly will do fine, they're a top 3 team in the East barring injuries.
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley