While the Nets, Knicks, and Celtics are busy vying for the NBA championship, the rest of the Atlantic is in offseason mode and trying to figure out what comes next. The 76ers figured they'd be in the field of 16 when the season started but Andrew Bynum's knees threw a wrench into those plans. Here's more on Philly and other notes out of the Atlantic..
- After a season full of lofty expectations and little in the way of results, John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer looks at who should stay and who should go. Mitchell wants to see Philly re-sign Bynum, provided that his knees check out. Meanwhile, he wants reserve center Kwame Brown gone, but that would likely require a buyout as he holds a $3MM option.
- Knicks fans should appreciate J.R. Smith while he's here, because he figures to get major money thrown his way this summer, tweets Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld. Meanwhile, Smith has repeatedly expressed his affinity for New York and his desire to remain a Knick.
- When asked by a reporter if he's heard from ex-Knicks president Isiah Thomas, coach Mike Woodson said "Isiah and I are friends, we talk all the time," tweets Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.