04/27/15 10:53 am EST
Brad Stevens and the “scrappy” Boston Celtics just got swept by the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers in their 1st Round Eastern Conference Playoff matchup and while Boston is a long way from title contention, you have to tip your cap to the C’s for a respectable year on the court.
Meanwhile, Brett Brown and the 76ers have been booking tee times, developing their skill sets and rehabbing injuries for nearly two weeks now.
Both franchises are admittedly in rebuild mode. The question is, ‘Which of these long time Eastern Conference rivals is in a better position to once again become a relevant NBA team (a team that finishes above .500 in regular season and is at least a No. 6 seed in playoffs) over the next three years?’
After the jump, I’ll take a look at the assets (future and present) both franchises own and give you my opinion.