The Celtics are a veteran team who know each other well from the past few seasons. With the key components, KG, Ray, Pierce, Rondo and Doc all coming back there is no reason to believe the Celtics will not be a contender for the title.
Most fans have started to look to the future though. In reality this season is likely the last of the "Big Three" and fans are speculating on how the Celtics will stay on top in a loaded Eastern Conference.
But before we look too far into the future, the Celtics have the upcoming season to finish. With a lockout in full effect and most analysts predicting this to not be one that is resolved quickly, we can only hope the next season is the 2011-12 season.
David Stern doesn't want his legacy tarnished by losing a season at the end of his career so in all likelihood even if the season is shortened, it is likely to happen.
Here is how the owners and Player's Association are helping the Celtics raise another banner.