The Celtics still posses four out of the five starters that won them their 17th championship in 2008, so the team will lean towards being a stronger squad rather than a weaker one.
If there’s one thing a shortened season would help the Celtics, it’s that the team would play less regular season games. This would allow them a lot more rest than they are accustomed to.
The team is also a notoriously fast starting one, so if the Celtics can keep to their ways of winning games at the onset of the season they should be in good shape for another postseason run.
Since the Celtics essentially have no guarantees on their bench, the team has to get everything they can from their starters. As you’ll see, everything is still in the Celtics favor, but is it enough to push them over the top?