The Boston Celtics have a plethora of first round draft picks this season and will try to use those draft picks to bolster a franchise that is currently on the rise and is full of young talent. The Celtics could have up to 4 first round picks in the first round if things work out in Boston's favor.
Gordon Hayward answers the call for leadership and fires back at critics against one of the NBA's strongest offenses today in the Philadelphia 76ers.
The up and down Celtics take on the newly revamped Sixers tonight at 8pm Eastern Time. I am declaring this a must-win game. This team is so close to imploding in everyone's eyes, it would be amazing to see them handle this Philly team that has gotten much better since the trade deadline.
It is no secret that the Celtics have had a funky season. They have gone from winning multiple games in a row to then immediately falling into a losing streak multiple times this season. So, we know this team has extreme talent, but why can’t they just piece it all together? Should the majority of the blame for this up and down season fall on the shoulders of Brad Stevens?
So, way back in early November I wrote a little something called "There Are Only Three Eastern Conference Teams That Pose a True Threat to the Boston Celtics". In that article, I claimed that the Raptors, Bucks, and Pacers* were the ONLY three teams the Celtics had to worry about in the Eastern Conference. Well, the Sixers have made some moves... do I still feel the same way?
Kyrie Irving drops double-double en route to Boston's fourth consecutive victory.
Even before trading perennial All-Star, Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks were mathematically the most unimposing team in the NBA. After the blockbuster trade which sent Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks this week, somehow the Knicks had become something less than that. This was the opponent that the red-hot Boston Celtics were set to take on Friday night, at Madison Square Garden - a decimated, borderline G League team. Even before tip-off, this “contest” could safely be considered a penciled-in victory for the C’s - and that’s exactly what it would become.
The Boston Celtics have had quite the January, finishing the month 11-4 after the young core carried the team to a 126-94 win over the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden.