We all saw the changes the Boston Celtics made this offseason. The 2012-13 Celtics will look entirely different from the 2011-12 version, with only five players who were on the playoff roster last season returning (and one of them, Avery Bradley, missed the Eastern Conference Finals). The question is, what are the reasons why this Boston team will be better than last year's?
On paper, one can look at the two rosters and automatically give the edge to this season's squad. The Celtics just look incredibly balanced and appear to have a platoon of guys who can consistently produce throughout an 82-game grind and then the postseason.
Of course, the game is not played on paper, so you have to come up with logical reasons to explain your position on how this Celtics ballclub will be improved from 2011-12.
Here are seven reasons which do that very thing.