Boston Celtics: Breakdown of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Starters

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Boston Celtics:  Breakdown of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Starters
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The starting lineup of the Boston Celtics has a number of strengths and weaknesses when it comes to including them among the elite teams in the NBA.

The team was outplayed in the playoffs last season by the Miami Heat, despite sweeping the less talented New York Knicks in the opening series of the postseason, so there is room for improvement.

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?

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