|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
"With no young free-agent stars available for hire, the Celtics brought back their old names (or tried to, before Ray Allen escaped to Miami) for another year of contention. They'll use the regular season to weave in young complementary players like Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Avery Bradley (who hopes to return before the new year after surgery on both shoulders) and rookie Jared Sullinger, who can provide much-needed rebounding.
More important than their seeding in the conference will be the development of a deep roster that can support Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry for another run to the Finals. Pulling all of this together is Rajon Rondo, the last of the pure point guards, who remains hungry to prove he is the league's best at his position. The Celtics will be leaning on him more than ever."
KG, and Pierce should be laughing. I know I am. I think the media loves that New York has two decent teams in the big apple. So why not pick them to win the Atlantic? I haven't seen preview that has the Celtics winning the Atlantic. ESPN magazine pegged the Celtics second, and I posted about that a few days ago, and the latest is SI.COM.
Even if the Celtics are a work in progress. The Celtics will not lose the Atlantic Division.