The Atlantic Division, just like the rest of the NBA, has been hit hard by the injury bug. So, on the latest episode of the Atlantic Files, it’s time to talk about what kind of impact these injuries will have.
Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the rest of the season and post-season. Brad Stevens has his work cut out for him, but the Coach of the Year candidate could lead them to at least a first-round win. However, could the Celtics go further than that without Irving and Gordon Hayward?
Joel Embiid has been out after colliding with Markelle Fultz. The team isn’t sure if he’ll be back for the start of the playoffs or if he’ll miss the whole first round. Can the Sixers even get through the first round without him?
Finally, the Toronto Raptors have everything lined up in their favor. They have homecourt advantage, the Celtics are depleted, and LeBron’s team looks the most vulnerable that it’s ever been. Can they finally get over the hump?