Which teams in the Eastern Conference actually got better?

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images /

The countdown to opening night has been going on all summer here at Fastbreak Breakfast, but it officially kicks off in earnest with the release of the annual “Butter or Parkay?” Eastern Conference preview.

Heading into the season almost every fanbase believes their team has gotten better. Whether that is due to free agent signings, incoming rookies, a new coach, improved chemistry, so on and so forth. And there are the media day tropes about players adding new facets to their games and the customary 15 pounds of muscle. Add in the various permutations of “the entire team has been playing pick-up together all summer, never been around such a close group of guys” and it is understandable why fan optimism is surges.

It takes a cold and dispassionate eye to cut through all this spin and properly assess the team by team additions and subtractions, but that is exactly what this new episode of Fastbreak Breakfast does. Which team’s actually got butter- I mean, better? And which one’s supposed upgrades are merely cheap imitations? What about


marginal improvements?

[Ok, listen, it’s not so much that the pun works just as long as there’s a pun. That’s the most important thing. Besides breakfast.]

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