Now that we are basically past the free agency period, the talk around the league is less focused on speculation and more on what each team has to offer.
The Boston Celtics have made their share of moves, re-signing every core player with the exception of Ray Allen, while picking up role players in Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jason Collins, Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo.
This team seems ready to put the failures of last season behind them and contend for an NBA title in 2013.
However, before we can talk about basketball that will be played in May and June, the Celtics need to get past November, the first month of the season.
Here are the five toughest games in the early going for the Boston Celtics.