Getting a first look at how Udoka handles rotations, in-game strategy, team morale, and every little detail associated with being a head coach will probably be the most interesting subplot of the Celtics preseason. The Celtics may go big and start both of Al Horford and Robert Williams, or could opt for a smaller more versatile look, featuring just one of Horford or Williams with Dennis Schröder, Josh Richardson, or Aaron Nesmith in the starting group. Did you know that Hernangomez has a brother who plays in the NBA? Or that Schröder will continue the legacy of German hoopers to play on the Celtics, following in the footsteps of Theis and Moritz Wagner before him? Did you know that Josh Richardson is the godson of former NBA star Jason Richardson?
That last one isn’t true, but the point is it could have been.
Tip #5 – Watch a couple of lottery picks
The Celtics may have only had a second-round pick this year, but two of Boston’s preseason opponents snagged talents in the top-five of the most recent NBA Draft.