?Top addition. Barros, a native, of Boston and a Boston College alum, was the NBA's Most Improved Player and an All-Star with the Sixers last year.
?High expectations. Carr has sung the praises of No. 1 draft choice Eric Williams, proclaiming on draft day that the 6'8" forward was "the best defender in the draft" and that he could "even get on the floor and guard a Penny Hardaway."
?Outlook. The team's 16 championship banners will now hang from the rafters of the $160 million FleetCenter. You know a team is lousy when its building is the main attraction.