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Team: Boston Celtics Description: Boston - TD Garden Last refresh: Friday August 9, 2013 07:10:35 AM GMT

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Importance      
 
Greg Devlin
2013-07-21 20:23:09 Important

The Boston Celtics are undoubtedly the NBA's most historic franchise, dating back to the 1950s. "Celtic Pride" has passed from generation to generation; from Russell to Havlicek to Bird to the BIG 3. Now what? The Celtics are simply in a rebuilding phase. With Ray Allen, KG, and Paul Pierce all gone, the city of Boston is definitely not considering the new Celtics to be contenders for a championship. The Eastern Conference is starting to become a tougher and tougher Conference: LeBron, D-Wade and the Heat have won the leagues last 2 championships; KG, Pierce, and Terry join a deep Brooklyn Nets team; Derrick Rose will return to a physically tough Chicago Bulls team; the Indiana Pacers showed last season that they can compete with the best; the New York Knicks should be good too. If Celtics history has shown us anything is that rebuilding is not the way to win championships. What wins championships for the Boston Celtics is getting great players together. The Celtics were fair before Bill Russell came along; but when he joined them they immediately became contenders, and proved that by winning 11 championships in 13 years. Same with Bird; he transformed the Celtics. The BIG 3 did the same thing in 2008. I don't see these players transforming the Celtics. But they need to win a championship before the Lakers win their 17th. 

Banners Hanging in the Garden

 
Max Kirsch
2013-06-26 19:17:45 Important

The Boston Celtics are an NBA orginization competing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

 
Ann Velie
2013-05-26 15:42:13 Important

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The Celtics are perennial contenders for the NBA title. They often define the best in team play.

 
Joey McMahon
2013-01-21 22:10:52 Important

It's always important to consider the Celtics. Every year. Forever.

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Current Assessment      
 
Greg Devlin
2013-07-21 14:53:58 Good

The 2013-14 Boston Celtics are probably one of the most underrated teams in the NBA during this offseason. Rajon Rondo is the only lasting member of the 2008 Celtics Championship team currently on the Celtics. The challenge for Rondo will be trying to find which players on this young Celtics team play like KG, Paul Pierce, Ray Ray, and even Perkins. His biggest challenge going forward will be trusting his teammates and new coach, Brad Stevens. MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries bring a new energy to this young team and should play well. Veteran shooter Keith Bogans will hopefully be more of a promise than Jason Terry last season, though Bogans is no Ray Allen. The big men (Kris Humphries, Kelly Olynyk, Brandon Bass, and even Colton Iverson) will give Boston a strong advantage in the post. This will also go hand in hand with the pick and roll play with them and guards Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, or MarShon Brooks. Expect to see a lot of lobs to those guys this season. The perimeter play will not be amazing, but it will be solid. I expect to see this Celtics team finish 6th in the Eastern conference in their first year together, but lose in the first round of the playoffs.

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Max Kirsch
2013-06-28 18:27:08 Awesome

Avery Bradley andRajon Rondo will be key parts in the outcome of the celtics upcoming season. Assuming these players stay, the Celtics will have a tandem of guards who have the ability to defensively shutdown and control any opposing pair of guards; and the NBA today is a guard oriented game. Also, they will need to pressure guards enough to limit touches into the post, Kevin Garnnett is no longer lurking in the paint to erease any mistakes made by other players. Jeff Green is still looking for consistency in his game, but will need to emerge as the go-to player now that Paul Pierce is gone. The loss of longtime headcoach Doc Rivers signals the start of a rebuilding year for the franchise.

 
Joey McMahon
2013-01-21 23:00:51 Awesome

The Celtics are finding their stride and developing team chemistry.

Paul Pierce

 

Captain Paul Pierce is leading the way with shooting, defense and rebounding. 

 
GigaScout Staff
2012-07-10 02:04:09 Good The Celtics are undergoing a changeover in staff. The addition of Jason Terry should help with the departure of Ray Allen.
 
Bill Baker
2012-07-10 00:32:51 Good The Celtics had a good 2011-2012 season, coming within 8 minutes of beating the heat and making it to the NBA finals.
 
Ed Devlin
2012-07-10 00:10:03 Fair The Celtics are retooling around KG, PP and RR. Ray Allen's departure is a blow to the team. Him and Kendrick Perkins are tremendous losses.
 
George Kramer
2012-07-09 19:42:31 Good The Celtics are perennial contenders for the NBA championship. Although they have traded away a great shooter in Ray Allen, they are still a formidable team. They have a good chance of winning the championship in 2013.
 
Joey McMahon
2012-07-08 21:02:26 Awesome Trading Kenrick Perkins has hurt the Celtics immensely. While they might have solid or outstanding players 1-4, they need a solid 5 like Kendrick in order to win the NBA championship. See Celtics for more information.
 
Future Assessment      
 
Greg Devlin
2013-07-30 23:03:14 Good

Jeff Green gettin dirty, serving up a facial on Chris Bosh

The Celtics should always think big. But with rebuilding underway they should aim for 44 wins this season. This should set them up for a low seed in the NBA Playoffs, and give them some playoff experience. The young core will continue to grow, and the Celtics will be making the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals by the third year together. They will make the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 and should make an NBA Finals appearance between the 2018 and 2022 seasons (not necessarily all of them). 

 
Max Kirsch
2013-06-26 20:09:46 Good

A rebuilding proccess is underway for the franchise. If they can find the right balance of young talent to add to the young core of Rondo, Bradley, and Green, and match that with some veteran leadership the future could be bright. Finding a solid player in the draft would be a big boost. How fast the celtics emerge from "rebuilding" depends on how well Rondo (ACL) and Jarred Sulinger (Back) recover from their season ending injuries. However, nothing is certain. The team still doesn't have a head coach so it is anybody's guess as to what direction this team takes. Though it does appear they do have the talent.

 
Ann Velie
2012-10-10 22:33:21 Awesome The Celtics are poised for a terrific 2012-2013 season. A great mix of youth and veterans.

 
Joey McMahon
2012-07-11 23:17:09 Good The Celtics are in a wonderful position to get to the conf finals, and beat a weary Heat team.

 
GigaScout Staff
2012-07-10 02:05:03 Fair It's anyones guess as to where the Celtics will end up in 2013. First place... last place. They are all distinct possibilities.
 
Bill Baker
2012-07-10 00:33:01 Good It will be interesting to see if the Celtics can muster another valiant attempt at the Eastern Conf crown with Miami in their way.
 
Ed Devlin
2012-07-10 00:10:32 Fair The Celtics should make the playoffs and finish at least 2nd in the Eastern Division.
 
Game Plan      
 
Joey McMahon
2013-01-21 23:03:56 Key

The Celtics game plan is to play hard nosed, tight defense, with a set offense that shoots a high percentage and keeps turnovers down.

 
     
 
 
Betting      
 
Joey McMahon
2013-05-26 16:20:36 Awesome
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Key Factors     Commentary | Histogram
 
3 Pt Shooting      
 
Bill Baker
 2012-07-12 15:10:53  Good  An all-time Celtics great, Dana Barros, was a great three point shooter!

 
Ed Devlin
 2012-07-12 15:05:31  Awesome  Who's better than Ray Allen?
 
GigaScout Staff
 2012-07-12 14:24:47  Good  Of course, the Celtics have Ray Allen. But Paul Pierce is a great three point shooter, too.
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-07-12 14:09:24  Awesome  Ray Allen is the greatest three point shooter of all time.
 
Assists      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 14:07:22  Awesome  The Celtics share the ball well, and are leaders in team assists.
 
Blocked shots      
 
GigaScout Staff
 2012-07-12 14:24:10  Good  The Celtics could use a good shot blocker like Dwight Howard.
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-07-12 14:10:01  Good  The Celtics are good at shot blacking, but could be better.
 
Dribbling      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 15:49:09  Awesome  Overall, the Celtics are a strong dribbling team. See some video.
 
Passing      
 
Ann Velie
 2012-10-10 22:35:00  Good  
 
GigaScout Staff
 2012-07-12 14:25:22  Good  The Celtics are very good about sharing the ball. Their passing and assists are usually tops in the league.
 
Press      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 15:47:52  Good  The Celtics are an older team, and don't have the legs to press effectively. Rondo himself can pressure the ball.
 
Rebounding      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 14:11:51  Fair  The Celtics rebounding won't be as effective without Kendrick Perkins.
 
Shooting      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 15:36:13  Awesome  The Celtics are one of the best shooting teams in the league. Ray Allen is the best 3 pt shooter of all time.
 
Steals      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-07-12 14:10:34  Good  Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley can get lots of steals.
 
Adversity      
 
GigaScout Staff
 2012-07-12 14:25:53  Good  The Celtics have had to overcome a lot of adversity caused by injuries.
 
Mental toughness      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 15:35:19  Awesome  The Celtics are mentally tough, a veteran team that doesn't fall apart in difficult situations.
 
Team chemistry      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-08-08 15:33:25  Awesome  The Celtics have awesome team chemistry. Doc Rivers does a great job on building team chemistry.
 
Winning passion      
 
Joey McMahon
 2012-07-12 14:11:10  Awesome  Is there any team in the NBA with a better winning passion than the Celtics?
 
Player Assessments    
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Avery Bradley      
 Ann Velie  2012-10-10 22:38:46  Awesome  Avery is the real deal and will come through for the Celtics on both ends of the court.
 Greg Devlin  2012-08-15 19:17:25  Awesome  This young guy plays lock down Defense. Exactly what C's need to make it back to the ECF.. I think if he were healthy for the ECF last year Celtics would have won in 5 or 6..
 
Keith Bogans      
 
MarShon Brooks      
 
Jordan Crawford      
 
Kris Humphries      
 
Colton Iverson      
 
Kelly Olynyk      
 
Shavlik Randolph      
 
Gerald Wallace      
 


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