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Eastern Conference Rankings

D-League status 15) Brooklyn Nets What? Philly is better than Brooklyn? I don't see why not, let's have a look at their depth charts: [gallery ids="856,857" type="rectangular"] This isn't even worth an analysis. To make matters worse, the Celtics have the option to switch draft picks with the Nets, thanks to the blockbuster KG and Paul Pierce trade. This means that Brooklyn is inadvertently tanking for literally no reason. At least they have Jeremy Lin to sell tickets for a season. 14) Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons is going to be good. His distributing skills are already at an NBA level, and I don't think his poor shooting is as big of a deal as everyone is making it out to be. Simmons knows his limits and has smart shot selection; he's not Josh Smith on the Hawks. He's also 20 years old and can probably improve. Kawhi Leonard went from averaging 20% from three his freshman year of college, to 43% last season.  [youtube