After a disappointing playoff performance in 2011, the Boston Celtics believe they have something to prove. They also want to win one more championship before the primarily veteran core is broken up.
In a league with a lot of up and coming teams, the older Celtics will have a target on their back once again.
There are many questions surrounding this team. How will they fare in the regular season? Are they a threat in the playoffs? What moves will they make in free agency? Is the window closed?
Once the lockout ends, here are five predictions for the Boston Celtics and the coming season.