“We have a number of young guys. If they earn their way up into great opportunities, then they earn their way up into great opportunities. That’s beautiful. That’s great. But we want to make sure that we’re giving ourselves the best chance to accentuate our best players and give ourselves multiple options and multiple avenues to be good as a team.”
The roster today is not unlike Stevens’ early teams that overachieved and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals back in 2017. “We can play big, small, faster, slower.”
The dynamic make up of the roster should give these Celtics many options to win games, but none of that will matter unless they truly embrace the heart of Boston and what Celtic Pride is all about. “Being a Celtic has actually fulfilled my childhood dream, just being a part of a historical organization. It gave me a sense of pride, Celtic Pride,” Parker told Celtics.com’s Amanda Pflugrad and Marc D’Amico.
Smart is neither the most versatile nor most skilled player on the Celtics.