Boston Celtics: NBA 2010-11 Season Preview

Chris Grinstead@@everest4009Correspondent IAugust 9, 2010

CLEVELAND - MAY 11:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics tries to get a shot off over Shaquille O'Neal #33 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 11, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Big Three. Need I say more?

They are still just as much of a dominant force as they have been since coming together in 2008. Rajon Rondo has even started to make it look like it should be The Big Four.

With the signing of free agent C Shaquille O'Neal, they may be adding another title to the Celtics' collection.

They went 50-32 last season and excelled during the playoffs. Rondo was a key player during their playoff run last season averaging 15.8 ppg, 9.3 apg, and 1.92 spg.

Another key player was Paul Pierce.

Seeing as how the Celtics were able to retain their squad from last year with an addition to their sub-par group of centers, the Celtics should see even more success than they did last year.

Boston fans, I hate to say this but I don't think that you're going to win a title this year.

The third spot in the playoffs should belong to Boston, which would mean they should be playing the six seed team.

By my estimation this should be the Milwaukee Bucks. This should be a 4-1 series win pitting Boston against Miami second round.

That should be the end of the road despite a good, hard fought, entertaining series. Boston should lose this series 4-2.

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Make sure to check out the next article in this series for a preview of the upcoming season for the Charlotte Bobcats.