In the past few years, the Western Conference has definitely been more star-powered and has had better teams. Lebron was the only thing making the East entertaining, but if Lebron goes West the East will be fine for the next few years. Here are three reasons why:
3. Multiple teams can make the Finals:
The East has a chance to be really competitive next season because the Celtics, Sixers, and Raptors have a shot at making the Finals if Lebron goes West. The Sixers and Celtics have bright a bright future with their incredible young talent. Kyrie and Hayward are going to be back to the Celtics look to be one of the top teams in the league and the Simmons-Embiid duo with all the help around them will be very interesting to watch. The Raptors were the first seed, but you never know what can happen to them in the playoffs. The East will be loaded with young talented teams that will be very competitive next season
2. The Sixers young talent
The Sixers will easily be one of the most entertaining teams next season with Embiid, Simmons, their supporting cast and a healthier Fultz with a lot of potentials. Embiid is one of the best centers in the league and he’s only getting better and more mature and Simmons is a 6’10 point guard who is one of the best passers in the league and is only getting better. The Sixers are going to have a third year Dario Saric who is a great shooter and a player who can create more match problems with his height. Philly will be fun to watch and will be one of the most talented teams in the league next season.
3. The Celtics have the opportunity to be the new beast of the East
Next season the Celtics will have a healthy Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward along with loaded young talent in Tatum, Brown, Rozier, and Smart. The Celtics will also have an all-star Center in Al Hereford who is one of the best leaders in the league. Brad Stevens is a proven coach along with Danny Ainge in the front office. Everything about this team looks great and they have the opportunity to make a lot of noise in the league next season. If Lebron goes West the Celtics will probably be the favorite out of the East and would have a great shot at winning the Finals. Obviously, this team will be very exciting and will draw amazing ratings in the East.