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According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 63 percent of Boston Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 74 percent last week and 87 percent the week before.
The NBA season is still relatively young, but the playoff picture is starting to form. As always, it appears there will be a differently looking field this year than last.
When fans around the country were asked which Eastern Conference team that missed the playoffs last year is most likely to reach the postseason in 2021, there was a clear answer. 47 percent of fans picked the Atlanta Hawks, followed by 32 percent that picked the Charlotte Hornets, 11 percent who picked the New York Knicks, eight percent for the Cleveland Cavaliers and only three percent for the Chicago Bulls.
On the other side of things, fans are even more confident in the 2020 playoff team that will fall short this season. 69 percent of fans think the Orlando Magic will miss the 2021 postseason, followed by 15 percent that picked the Toronto Raptors, 12 percent for the heat and four percent for the Indiana Pacers.
In the Western Conference, fans predict that the Phoenix Suns are the most likely choice to make the playoffs after missing last years. Fans believe the Suns have the best chance of replacing the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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