NBA Teams of the Decade from

February 24th, 2010 by Leave a reply »
Los Angeles had four chances to produce the best team of the decade.

San Antonio had a 30 percent chance to finish at the top.

My apologies to the Western Conference, but this title belongs in the East.

The Spurs and Lakers both have teams in the top three.  But it turns out, "The Big Three" in Boston came together, not only to provide one of the more memorable teams in recent memory, but the best championship team of the last 10 years.  The 2007-08 Boston Celtics emerged with the best winning percentage when taking on all nine other champions, 51 times each.

A dismal 2006-07 season very well could have landed the Celtics in our round robin of the worst teams of the decade.  Instead, Boston—with the second-worst record that year—not only lost out of the No. 1 overall pick, but fell all the way to the fifth spot.

With coaching and front office jobs seemingly on the line, the Celtics couldn't afford to be idle.  And they certainly didn't.  They picked up Ray Allen along with Glen Davis in a five-player deal with Seattle and followed that up with perhaps the trade of the decade: landing Ke ...

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