Boston Celtics: Beefing Up the Bench Affects East’s Power Rankings

August 30th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »
Carmelo Anthony is on the market, and roster spots are still available. But at this point, most teams have their core set. There have been many many impactful signings so far this off-season, and many teams have entirely different looks.

It's time to reflect on the moves made this off-season, and start thinking about who is going to be good, and who isn't. Some teams obtained a superstar, some teams lost them, and some teams decided to beef up their benches. 

The Boston Celtics have a very good team in place. Rajon Rondo is a great distributor and is also excellent defensively. Ray Allen is nearing the end, but he can definitely shoot. Paul Pierce is a great all-around player, and Kevin Garnett gets it done on both ends of the floor. They are old, but they can still play.

Last season, the Celtics decided to rest their aging stars at the end of the regular season in order to ensure their best players would be well-rested come playoff time. It seems that Shaq, while old, will take some of the pressure off the rest of the Celtics' big men.

Adding a big body in the front-court definitely improves the Celtics roster. Shaquille O'Neal ...

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