Are the Boston Celtics the Worst 50-Win Team in the NBA?

April 12th, 2010 by Tom Smith Leave a reply »
My guess is that this 2009-10 season has not exactly shaped up the way the Boston Celtics brass anticipated.

The banner at the top of their official Web site says "Drive to the Playoffs" and "Reloaded"—you know, that they have reloaded the team for the drive to another championship, that this team was built for the playoffs.

Rasheed Wallace was brought in for his size (probably 7'1", despite his insistence that he's only 6'11"), his toughness, and his playoff experience. He was so excited to join Boston's "Big Three" of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett that he promptly declared the all-time record for wins in a season (72) was now in jeopardy.

Instead, we have had to hear national announcers say things like "when Rasheed gets into game shape"—that was in March, mind you—while we watch Wallace avoid the post like it was lava. So much for the size and toughness.

Garnett was supposedly recovered from the mysterious knee injury that kept him out of last year's playoffs, and he was ready to lead the C's back to the promised land.

Instead, we have been treated to the near-nightly scene of a player considered one of t ...

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