Kidd: Atlantic Division rules

October, 29, 2012
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Jason Kidd's played six of his 18 NBA seasons in the Atlantic Division. He's seen some of the best (the 2002-'03 Nets) and some of the worst (the '05-'06 Raptors) the division's had to offer.

This year, Kidd thinks the Atlantic is the best division in the NBA.

And he's got a point.

The Knicks, if healthy, have a great depth and one of the NBA's best scorers in Carmelo Anthony.

The Celtics are the Celtics. Sure, they lost Ray Allen but they replaced him with Jason Terry; they also have a healthy Jeff Green and have added Courtney Lee.

The Nets retained Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace and added Joe Johnson.

The Sixers, of course, added Andrew Bynum who, if healthy, is one of the top centers in the NBA.

Heck, even Toronto got better by adding Kyle Lowry and, gulp, Landry Fields.

"We happen to be in the toughest division, the Atlantic," Kidd said of the Knicks. "We've got four or five teams that can easily win the division. We got our work cut out for us. We feel we’re going to be right there at the end of the day. That’s our goal."

Fans of the Rockets or Spurs may argue that the Southwest Division is the toughest in the league. Maybe those who root for Oklahoma City would claim that the Northwest is the best.

Question: What do you think? Do you agree with Kidd? Is the Atlantic Division the toughest in the league?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2