Final Regular-Season Grades for Boston Celtics Players

April 14th, 2015 by Grant Rindner Leave a reply »
With a constantly revolving door of players and a roster that lacked top-shelf talent, the Boston Celtics’ surprising charge into the playoffs is a testament both to their chemistry and Brad Stevens’ system as well as the weakness of the Eastern Conference.

Many expected the C’s to tank as they had in 2013-14, but their mix of veterans and unheralded young players jelled better than anyone anticipated. 

Midseason deals that shipped out Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green only strengthened the team, and the acquisition of Isaiah Thomas was instrumental in their postseason push.

With the 2015-16 campaign virtually over and the No. 7 or 8 seed locked up, it’s time to reflect on the Boston roster as a whole.

While it’s tough to compare pieces such as Evan Turner and Brandon Bass, who were rotation mainstays, to players such as Kelly Olynyk, who missed time, or Thomas, who was acquired at the trade deadline, they all brought something to the Celts in their unexpected return to the playoffs.

Now that Boston fans can rejoice about the end of the playoff drought, let’s attempt to slap a grade o ...

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