The Atlantic Files Episode 117: With or Without Kyrie Irving

The Atlantic Files
Property of Basketball Society and Alex Fischbein

Kyrie Irving is widely regarded as one of the best scorers in the NBA. There is still talk around the league that the Boston Celtics might be better without him though. Mike and Alex are back this week to talk about whether or not that’s true, plus more!

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The Celtics had quite the lackluster month of February. They were under .500 for the month and, of course, that sparks the debate about the team being better without Kyrie Irving on the floor. Are some of their best lineups ones without him?

Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors continue to show that they’re a real championship contender in Mike and Alex’s eyes. Marc Gasol has been a great fit for the team and Kawhi Leonard keeps proving that he’s a true MVP candidate and superstar.

“Right now, the Toronto Raptors are the favorite in the East even if Milwaukee is on top.” – Mike

Jimmy Butler has been the most disappointing of all of the star players that are in the Atlantic Division right now. Is he going to be able to turn it on come playoff time?

In Brooklyn, will D’Angelo Russell continue to prove his All-Star talent and will Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert return to their level of play now they’re back from injury?

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