Biggest Reasons Why Boston Celtics Will Exceed Expectations Next Season

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Biggest Reasons Why Boston Celtics Will Exceed Expectations Next Season
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Which Green can the Celtics expect to get this season?

Don’t count the Boston Celtics out just yet.

Sure, the loss of Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will be a tough pill to swallow. But with the additions of a young, talented head coach and several new faces in the locker room, it’s the dawning of a new era in Beantown.

And more often than not, change is good.

The Celtics finished last season 41-40 and made a quick first-round exit from the playoffs. It was the franchise’s worst finish since 2006-07.

However, it’s easy to forget that season-ending injuries to significant players—Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger—had Boston predicted to fall flat on its face. Given the circumstances, reaching the playoffs even seemed out of the question.

Now, with the Big Three era officially in the past, those predictions of mediocrity have returned in full force. Maybe even stronger than before.

Luckily for the Celtics, there are several reasons to believe that they can exceed their lowly expectations once again.

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