We’re a little more than halfway through the 2015-16 NBA season. It’s the perfect time to check in on every team and look back at our preseason previews to see how we did. We start with the Atlantic Division.
Current Record: 31-15
Projected Record: 55-27
Toronto hasn’t missed last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, at all.
James Johnson was a productive energy guy last year. He’s been worse across the board this year.
Current Record: 27-21
Projected Record: 46-36
Isaiah Thomas, who started the season on the bench, earned an All-Star spot.
Marcus Smart hasn’t got any better in his second year. He just can’t shoot.
Current Record: 12-35
Projected Record: 21-61
Thaddeus Young has been much better in his second season with the Nets. He has real trade value now.
Joe Johnson isn’t even a productive NBA player.
Current Record: 7-40
Projected Record: 12-70
Ish Smith has played pretty well since they acquired him from the Pelicans
The acquisition of Nik Stauskas was viewed as a good move this offseason. He’s shot even worse in Philly though.
New York Knicks
Current Record: 23-26
Projected Record: 38-44
We didn’t expect much from the young rookie, but Kristaps Porzingis has been one of the Knicks most important players.
I thought Cleanthony Early was a steal in the 2014 NBA draft. He didn’t do much in his second year before getting shot.