Complete Boston Celtics Power Rankings After Season’s 1st Month

December 1st, 2015 by Vytis Lasaitis Leave a reply »
The Eastern Conference is a lot closer this year, and the improved Boston Celtics are right in the mix.

Boston is 10-8, which is good for the eighth seed right now, and just 3.5 games behind the top spot in the East. The eye test suggests the Celtics will be back in the playoff mix once again.

Though they didn't manage to lure a big-time free agent this summer, internal growth of the young core has been sufficient so far. Boston is a tough nut to crack for any opponent. It fields one of the stingiest defenses in the league, but the lack of consistency on offense has led to some unbalanced performances. 

The lack of a superstar is really what holds Boston back, with the team still losing games it should cruise through on paper.

Even though the pecking order is slowly being established, it will remain partially cloudy. There are simply too many players who need to play. Head coach Brad Stevens mixes and matches with lineups, and a different name can break out for a big performance on any given night.

Valuing each individual in such a deep roster is always tough, but some have come thro ...

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