The impact of the Boston Celtics' role players will be the deciding factor this season. Although the team has incredible depth at most positions, it is imperative for the role players to work on becoming more productive.
For example, Avery Bradley is already impressing Doc Rivers with his game, especially his tight perimeter defense. However, he needs to work on his scoring to truly maximize his talent. It's important for role players to refrain from being stagnant, as there are always ways to improve.
Although the stars get most of the attention, the role players will make or break the Celtics' chances at another championship next season. If the following players raise their game in 2012-13, it will alleviate some of the pressure off the stars and make the Celtics a bigger threat than they already are.