Currently, the Celtics sit one game behind the Philadelphia 76ers and the No. 4 playoff seed.
If the Celtics can find a way to right the ship and even muster a No. 8 seed in the playoffs, they will be a serious threat in the postseason. This is a very dangerous team.
With two future Hall of Fame players in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, versatile scorer Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo, this team is built for the playoffs.
Tragically, the Celtics have been struck by a series of impactful injuries to key players: center Jermaine O’Neal (wrist), forward Jeff Green (cardiac issues) and power forward Chris Wilcox (cardiac issues). To add another big man, ESPN reports the Celtics are looking into acquiring center Ryan Hollins, who was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
While Hollins is not a game-changer, he will take the burden off Garnett and allow the Celtics' best player to get some rest before the playoffs.
Brandon Bass, whose minutes have recently increased, is one good sign for the future and will be an X-factor for the Celtics in the postseason. No one is talking about the Celtics right now, as the Bulls and Heat are stealing the spotlight, but the Celtics are in no way an afterthought going into the playoffs.
The Boston Celtics hold on to their current No. 7 seed and play the Heat in the first round.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade treat this as a blow-off series and take the week off. The “Big Three” in Miami coast and end up losing in the seventh game. LeBron takes off his jersey at the end of the game and requests a trade to the Bulls. Bulls refuse.
The Celtics play the Bulls in the conference semifinals but fall short, four games to two.