Boston Celtics Will Be the Deepest Team in the NBA

July 24th, 2012 by Sam H. Quinn Leave a reply »
The 2012 Celtics were decimated by injuries. The 2013 Celtics are going to be the league's deepest team.

Considering this: Most teams go five or six deep with either solid NBA-caliber players or rookies that they expect to contribute. The best teams usually have seven or eight of those guys. By my count, Boston currently has 10, and that number goes up to 11 if Mickael Pietrus re-signs.

They go two deep at every position. One of the best 1s in the league, Rajon Rondo, is backed up by one of the league's best sixth men, Jason Terry.

One of the league's best defensive 2s (Avery Bradley) will split time with another of the league's best defensive 2s. (Courtney Lee). 

Hall of Famer Paul Pierce will man the 3, backed up by the new $36 million man Jeff Green. As a point of reference, no player on Charlotte's entire roster is owed that much, and Boston is so deep that it is giving it to its seventh man. 

Boston's front line is just as deep. Brandon Bass is back to play at the 4 and will be relieved by Jared Sullinger, one of my favorite players in the entire draft. I don't care what injury issues he has, if you can take a gu ...

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