Bucks, Raptors, Celtics, or 76ers? Which is the East's best after deadline trades? | First Take

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  • Published on:  Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Tom Thibodeau joins First Take to break down the NBA Eastern Conference after the 2019 trade deadline, saying that the Milwaukee Bucks are the best team and to keep an eye on the Boston Celtics. Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith assess the Toronto Raptors' chances after trading for Marc Gasol.✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espnVisit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com


  • Ona Ebodaghe
    Ona Ebodaghe  6 months ago +1384

    The east is sooo much more interesting than the west now

  • Miracle Video Productions
    Miracle Video Productions  6 months ago +973

    The East is impossible to call.

  • LA Clippers
    LA Clippers  6 months ago +570

    I bet Stephen A. only seen one game of the Bucks all season.

  • God pigeon
    God pigeon  6 months ago +475

    Next time he comes to first take he better bring the minions with him...

  • D D
    D D  6 months ago +414

    If Thibodeau was coaching the Bucks Giannis' career would've ended already

  • MrVignig
    MrVignig  6 months ago +156

    thibs got a soft spot for boston and jimmy.. so butler is a top 10 player but kawhi is maybe a top 10 player?? please kawhi is closer to top 5 and butler is knocking on 10.. these 2 are not the same tier.

  • Mario Jones
    Mario Jones  6 months ago +188

    Tell me this man don't look like the Penguin from Batman!

  • Bro G
    Bro G  6 months ago +396

    Cleveland still the favorites

  • Taylor Mchale
    Taylor Mchale  6 months ago +237

    These top 4 teams in the East are top 5 in the NBA.

  • DeMarvelous DeChosen
    DeMarvelous DeChosen  6 months ago +239

    The Toronto Raptors are going to be playing basketball in June. 🐐🐐🐐 gasol, siakam, wowry, kawhi taking us to the promise land.

  • Arjen Singh
    Arjen Singh  6 months ago +36

    Bucks or Toronto is coming out of the East. I feel like Boston doesn’t click and The 76ers have no bench.

  • Taz J
    Taz J  6 months ago +367

    Raptors STILL have 4 roster spots to fill...just something to think about!🤷🏾‍♀️🇨🇦

    OXDH AOXT  6 months ago +145

    Jimmy Butler is absolutely not a top 10 player

  • Tupac_Senpai
    Tupac_Senpai  6 months ago +36

    Keep sleeping on Kawhi and the Raptors

  • Jeremy Newton
    Jeremy Newton  6 months ago +45

    kawhi is top 5 and butler is top 20 thibs

  • Jon Dunn
    Jon Dunn  6 months ago +61

    Why does everyone hype Boston's talent so much? They aren't as talented as other teams. Here's ranking the players in order from best to worst on the 4 east contenders.
    Top player: Giannis, Kawhi, Embiid, Kyrie.
    Second player: Simmons, Lowry, Middleton, Tatum.
    Third player: Butler, Siakam, Bledsoe, Horford.
    Fourth Player: Gasol, Harris, Brogdon, Brown.
    Literally out of the top 4 players on each Team Boston has the worst. Tatum is the second best player and I'd argue that all of the top 4 players on both Philly and Toronto are clearly better than him. Boston has decent depth, but Toronto and Milwaukee I'd say have just as much if not more depth. Boston is young sure, but that means nothing in terms of their ability right now. They are clearly worse right now than other teams.

  • Hunter O'Brien
    Hunter O'Brien  6 months ago +321

    You guys hear Thibs call Jimmy Butler a top 10 player in the league? LOL

  • Nigga from Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    Raptors, they have a MVP type player, 2 defensive POY, a 6th man of the year and possible MIP. They are also along with Boston, the deepest team.

  • DracariaEntertainment
    DracariaEntertainment  6 months ago +189

    Bucks getting mirotic was a very big deal. As a raptors fan i was not too happy with deadline moves.

  • Timothy Hymes Jr
    Timothy Hymes Jr  6 months ago +17

    Somehow Tibs found a way to play Andrew Wiggins 41 minutes in this video