The Boston Celtics feature the best 15-man roster in recent franchise history heading into the 2012-13. Yes, that includes before the NBA Finals winning 2007-08 team led by a younger Big Three.
The C's will be immediately forced into the spotlight as they open the new season at American Airlines Arena in Miami. What fans and the opposition are about to see is a deep team with athleticism less typical of Celtics teams from the last five years.
Only five can play at one time, but Coach Doc Rivers has many options to employ at every point in the game. If they are to win, the C's need help from each player they've decided to offer a roster spot.
Let's rank how important each Celtics athlete is to the accomplishment of their season long goal: an NBA Finals victory.