The Celtics are sitting on the Eastern Conference’s best record at 23-4 and are currently in the midst of a 14 game win streak.
Even without last year's starting center Kendrick Perkins in the lineup, and off-season acquisitions Delonte West and Jermaine O’Neal out with injuries, the Celtics have proven to be the team to beat in the East.
Still, after losing game seven of the NBA finals to the Lakers, Boston is trying to catch up with L.A. At the trade deadline last season GM Danny Ainge acquired Nate Robinson from the Knicks for Eddie House, and the dynamic guard has delivered off the bench for the C’s.
Will Ainge duplicate his magic again this season? Here we examine 10 players that can help the Celtics hoist their 18th banner.
The suspects are ranked in descending order from entirely far-fetched to completely realistic.