2015-16 NBA Midseason Update – Atlantic Division

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

Preseason Projection: 51-31

Biggest Surprise:

Toronto hasn’t missed last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, at all.

Biggest Disappointment:

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

Preseason Projection: 43-39

Biggest Surprise:

Isaiah Thomas, who started the season on the bench, earned an All-Star spot.

Biggest Disappointment:

Marcus Smart hasn’t got any better in his second year. He just can’t shoot.


Current Record: 12-35

Projected Record: 21-61

Preseason Projection: 32-50

Biggest Surprise:

Thaddeus Young has been much better in his second season with the Nets. He has real trade value now.

Biggest Disappointment:

Joe Johnson isn’t even a productive NBA player.

PHILADELPHIA_76ERSPhiladelphia 76ers

Current Record: 7-40

Projected Record: 12-70

Preseason Projection: 24-58

Biggest Surprise:

Ish Smith has played pretty well since they acquired him from the Pelicans

Biggest Disappointment:

The acquisition of Nik Stauskas was viewed as a good move this offseason. He’s shot even worse in Philly though.


Current Record: 23-26

Projected Record: 38-44

Preseason Projection: 29-53

Biggest Surprise:

We didn’t expect much from the young rookie, but Kristaps Porzingis has been one of the Knicks most important players.

Biggest Disappointment:

I thought Cleanthony Early was a steal in the 2014 NBA draft. He didn’t do much in his second year before getting shot.

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