Atlantic Notes: Thorn, Wallace, 76ers, Nets

For years, the Atlantic Division was dismissed as the weakest in the NBA, even during the Nets' run as back-to-back Eastern Conference champions.  The architect of those teams, current Sixers president Rod Thorn, says that the division is now the toughest in the league, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post.  “Oh my goodness, I think the Atlantic Division is the best division in basketball right now,’’ Thorn said. “Every team is better. Jersey (Brooklyn) got way better. Even Toronto will be better.  I think Boston also got better.  Every team in the Atlantic got better, and until someone beats Boston, they should be favored.’’  Here's more out of the stacked Atlantic..

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