Eastern Conference Broken Down: NBA Legend Vince Carter Has 3 Take Aways From Intense Competition

Published 11/12/2023, 10:00 AM EST

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The new NBA season is gearing up to be one of the most exciting and competitive seasons of the last 5 years ever since the ‘bubble’. The Western Conference is looking extremely ‘cut-throat’, however, it is the Eastern Conference matchups that are catching everyone’s attention.

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In a recent podcast episode, NBA legend Vince Carter shares three takeaways from the intense competition in the East in the 2023-2024 NBA season.

Vince Carter on the intense competition in the East

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In a recent podcast episode of “Vince Carter” YouTube channel, Vince Carter asks his co-host, “Who do you like in the East? Again, Philly, Boston, Indiana, Bucks, Hawks, and Magic are top 6 right now. What has caught your eyes about the teams that are on the rise?

His co-host and former Raptors teammate, Alvin Williams, says, “Of course, you go with Celtics right? The Celtics with what they have done bring Jrue Holiday and Porzingis then…that starting five is dangerous right, very versatile, you can put different lineups in…

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Vince Carter then interrupts his former teammate, “It’s their bench Al. It’s their bench.” Vince Carter then asks Alvin about what his former Raptors teammate thinks about Porzingis playing in the starting five. Alvin Williams says, “I like it. Especially if you can bring Al Horford in off the bench. You can go small and bring Tatum and have him at the four. Today’s NBA… you can really be versatile and not ‘pay’ for it because they’re (opposite team) not going to take advantage of size or seek out mismatches.

 

Vince Carter then gives his take on the basketball being played in the Eastern Conference. Vince Carter believes that teams like the Philadelphia 76ers or the Milwaukee Bucks who have a clear size advantage might have an upper hand overall (in terms of a seven-game series/playoffs). He then talks about how he loves the playing style of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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The 76ers and the Bucks’ potential according to Alvin Williams 

Alvin Williams first talks about the importance of having one or two players through whom a team can run its offense. He then takes the example of Nikola Jokic in the West and how he beautifully executes plays for his team, the Denver Nuggets.

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Alvin Williams then says, “The Sixers can grow into that with Embiid. You can play through Embiid…so the Sixers is very impressive to me dawg.” Vince Carter agrees with everything his former Raptors teammate says. He then talks about the Milwaukee Bucks, “They have some pretty good on-ball defenders over there. Like Pat Cannaughton.

However, the NBA legend also emphasizes the insane competition that is brewing in the East and that the Bucks need to put more overall work (defensively and offensively) into their game as a team. According to Vince Carter, “Bucks have all the pieces.

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Akhil Chakravarthy

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