Ranking Boston Celtics' 5 Biggest Developments in Season's Early Going

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Ranking Boston Celtics' 5 Biggest Developments in Season's Early Going
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

No one thought the Boston Celtics would be a competitive team this year while All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was out rehabbing from a torn ACL. Even with him healthy and in the lineup, the Celtics were viewed as a fringe playoff team in a diluted Eastern Conference.

But under the tutelage of new head coach Brad Stevens, they've managed to climb atop the Atlantic Division through the first quarter of the season and look like a playoff contender.

Here are the five biggest developments so far and how they'll affect the Celtics chances of making the postseason.

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