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Celtics Aren’t Guaranteed A Ring Just Yet July 31, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
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With the recent acquisition of Kevin Garnett, the Celtics have finally started moving in the right direction.  Attendance, wins, and overall team morale will definately be up next season.  It’s a very safe bet that the Celts will make the playoffs next season.  However, there are pros and cons to every situation:

Pros

  • The Celts now have a very deadly offensive squad with Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett. With Garnett getting double and sometimes trippled team in the post (hopefully, he’ll be in the post), Allen and Pierce will have some great looks, especially from three point range. Allen and Pierce both get points in bunches and have the ability go for forty any given night.

  • After years of losing, these three guys are very hungry to win.  Pierce and Garnett were kind of in the same situation, being that they had no help around them.  Allen’s great performances in the playoffs were last seen when he was with the Bucks.  With this situation right now, you have three great players that are anxious to prove to the critics that they can win.    

  • Garnett, Pierce, and Allen compliment each others games very well.  Garnett, who struggles in clutch situations at times, will be helped out by Pierce and Allen.  Pierce, who sometimes hasn’t shown much leadership in the past, will be helped out by KG.  Allen’s weakness in penetration will be forgotten due to Pierce’s ability to drive to the basket.   

  • In the past, players would’ve rather played overseas than to play for Boston.  Now, with the addition of KG and Allen, more players might consider coming to Boston.

Cons

  • The Celtics have no supporting cast.  The best player coming off the bench will be Tony Allen, who is coming back from a knee injury.  Every championship contender needs a good supporting cast.  It is a must to get a deeper bench with more experience in the playoffs.

  • The lack of a true, dependable point guard will definately hurt the Celtics.  They need someone that knows how to run the team and be a vocal leader on the floor.  Rajon Rondo  is a decent player but lacks a lot of the intangibles of a good point guard.

  • The Beasts in the East may also hurt the Celtics.  The Pistons are stacked and you can never put the Miami Heat out of the playoff race as long as Shaq is there.  These two teams, will be huge obstacles come playoff time. 

  • The Celts will not be playing any defense.  KG provides great interior defense, but both Allen and Pierce have been known to get abused on the defensive end.  Pierce and Allen will have to work on their defense if they want that ring.

  • Age is a very big factor for the core of the team.  Garnett, Allen, and Pierce are all in their thirties.  If they are going to win, it has to be in the next 2-3 years.

I can’t wait to see what will happen next season.  This is a team that has the potential to completely take the league by storm.  I hope all three of these guys eventually end up getting a ring together as Boston Celtics.  Boston hasn’t been very lucky in recent years.

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1. D.C. - September 3, 2007

I agree. I hope that these three guys will finally get their rings, and together for the first time as teammates would be awesome!


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