Boston Celtics Roster 2012-13: Starting 5 Projections and Depth Chart Breakdown

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Boston Celtics Roster 2012-13: Starting 5 Projections and Depth Chart Breakdown
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The Boston Celtics, like their fans, have been chomping at the bit for the 2012-13 season to start since June 9, 2012. The night their postseason run came to an abrupt close.

It was a very busy summer for the franchise as they waved goodbye to some key components of last season and brought in some big names to fill the openings. While the leaders of the team remain the same, there are new faces almost everywhere else. 

The loss to the Heat stung these Celtics and they are coming back now with a vengeance. They have their sights set on another Eastern Conference finals, but before that, let's review.


2011-12 W-L


Final Finish in Standings

First in the Atlantic Division

Fourth seed in Eastern Conference (fifth-best record)

Tenth in NBA


New Acquisitions over Summer

Free Agency: Jason Terry, Darko Milicic, Jason Collins
NBA Draft: Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, Kris Joseph
Trade: Courtney Lee
Re-Signed: Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox, Jeff Green



Free Agency: Ray Allen, Greg Stiemsma, Ryan Hollins, Marquis Daniels, Mickael Pietrus
Trade: E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, JaJuan Johnson
Retirement: Keyon Dooling 


2012-13 Depth Chart and Head Coach

Point Guard: Rajon Rondo, Jason Terry
Shooting Guard: Courtney Lee, (Avery Bradley*)
Small Forward: Paul Pierce, Jeff Green, Kris Joseph
Power Forward: Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Chris Wilcox
Center: Kevin Garnett, Darko Milicic, Jason Collins, Fab Melo
Head Coach: Doc Rivers


Bleacher Report Preview Podcast

Joel Cordes and Ethan Norof preview the 2012-13 Boston Celtics on the "Basketball by Association" Podcast.

They discuss how Boston's new look will affect their chances in the postseason and try to discern just what identity this team will have.

Boston has repeatedly fought off the idea of blowing things up and starting from scratch. Last season's run probably vindicated Danny Ainge somewhat for keeping the Big Three together. However, this is something entirely new and different. The Celtics have rebuilt on the fly and are hoping to totally avoid the down period.

It is hard to put much stock in the preseason thus far. Doc Rivers is using the games to experiment with different units, rendering it difficult to gauge the team as a whole. Will the new pieces they brought in mesh with the 2011-12 leftovers, allowing them to once again thrive?

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