The Boston Celtics are the most storied franchise in NBA history. They've won more championships than any other team (17). They've also had a recent run of success that's seen them add a championship banner to the rafters and qualify for the postseason in five consecutive seasons.
But with two of their Big Three currently unrestricted free agents and all three members of the Big Three past their primes, some are questioning whether it's time for Boston to rebuild. That would be a hasty decision because Boston still has plenty of positives to keep them contending into the future.
They've got a successful coach returning. They've got a top point guard who's just now entering his prime. They've got some cap space and draft picks to work with.
In short, the Celtics have enough in place to make rebuilding counterproductive. Instead, the Celtics will just reload and be back in the championship hunt again next season, and here are seven reasons why.