If you're going to watch more than a few minutes of the 2014-15 Boston Celtics, it won't be to see the team lose game after game but to see the young players develop.
As with any rebuilding organization, the Celtics are using the upcoming year to get valuable minutes for pieces with upside while figuring out who deserves to stick around for the long term.
That won't always make for pretty basketball—far from it in fact—but it will make for interesting viewing at least.
There are plenty of intriguing stories with this Boston club, including the potential resolution of the Rajon Rondo trade rumor saga, a potential Evan Turner resurrection and the battle to see which young big man takes the largest leap.
With that in mind, let's look at the 18 (that's right...18) players currently under contract with the C's and what to expect from them in this coming season.
Bear in mind that three of these players will be gone before the season officially begins.