Any time a team undergoes major upheaval, like the Boston Celtics have this offseason, there will inevitably be significant consequences for those remaining. With drastically different expectations and a reconfigured roster, nearly every Celtic will have a different role than they did last season.
Change is always a bit scary, but for some, the new era of Boston basketball represents a chance to carve out a niche in the NBA or take the next step toward stardom. For others, the 2013-14 season will essentially be a wasted year, a time to collect paychecks and wonder who their next team will be.
With the end of the Pierce-KG era, the Celtics are now more about the process than the results. No one expects the C's to seriously contend anymore, which makes for some unique circumstances among the players.
Though some Celtics fans may still be in recovery mode, the dead period in the NBA calendar provides an opportunity to look forward. For next season, here are the seven biggest winners and losers after this offseason's events.
*All stats courtesy of NBA.com.