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PBT EXTRA: Atlantic Division Preview

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It’s that time of year: PBT Extra is back.

We’re going to do division previews covering the entire league over the next couple of weeks, with Kay Adams throwing me some interesting questions and me trying to provide equally interesting answers. (How interesting you think my answers are usually aligns with how much you agree with my opinion.)

Today we talk the Atlantic Division: Are the Nets legit contenders? Could this be Carmelo Anthony’s last season with the Knicks? What about Rajon Rondo’s last season in Boston? And can we call what the Sixers are doing tanking?

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.