5 Most Important Backups on Boston Celtics

August 7th, 2012 by Peter Owen Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics had an intriguing offseason.

Future Hall of Fame member Ray Allen left the team as a free agent to join the Miami Heat, the team that has eliminated Boston in the past two postseasons.

Since then, the Celtics have added Courtney Lee for seemingly very little and drafted two big men in Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger, the latter falling through to the Celtics.

There are big questions surrounding this roster. Can Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce again lead this team deep into the playoffs despite their advancing age? Can the team get over the loss of three-point specialist Ray Allen? Will Jared Sullinger be any good?

The Celtics' bench will play a large role in the team's fate this season as it will be called upon to provide key performances in big games this coming season.

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