All but one of ESPN's six basketball writers think the Raptors, not the Nets will win the Atlantic Division, citing Toronto's easier schedule and consistency as well as the Nets injuries. Only Chris Sheridan thought the Nets would still win the NBA's weakest division. On the Raptors' side were: Greg Anthony, Chris Broussard, Ric Bucher, John Hollinger and Marc Stein. It's all part of the NBA midseason report.
- Midseason roundup: MVP? Best rookie? NBA champ? - Greg Anthony, Chris Broussard, Ric Bucher, John Holllinger, Chris Sheridan & Marc Stein - ESPN