Today, we pinpoint the 3 biggest strengths for the Boston Celtics heading into the new season:
Boston Celtics strength No. 1) Center depth
For the past couple of years, perhaps the weakest position within the rotation for the Boston Celtics has resided down low at the five spot, for they either were rolling out traditional fours at the pivot or they actually found themselves with a traditional center who just couldn’t stay healthy.
The primary presences placed in the painted area this year will be the likes of Robert Williams III and recently re-acquired veteran, Al Horford, both of whom are still competing for the starting nod.
Along with them, we have yet another former Celtic returning to the TD Garden in Enes Kanter, an offseason trade add-on in Bruno Fernando, and two players from last year’s rotation in Grant Williams and Jabari Parker who could, in theory, be in consideration down low in small-ball lineups.
Heading into year one as Boston’s head man, Ime Udoka will have several legitimate options in which he can use at center, which is a luxury that former coach and current President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, seemingly did not have at his dissposal the past few seasons.