NBA Fantasy Basketball Early Review: Boston Celtics

December 25th, 2010 by Leave a reply »
Sitting comfortably atop of the Eastern Conference, don’t look for Boston to change its winning formula just yet. That is until someone on The Big Three finally breaks down.

Paul Pierce’s stats this season (18.2 PPG, 3.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds) are marginally better to what he averaged last season (18.3 PPG, 3.1 assists, 4.4 rebounds). A plus for Pierce owners is his turnover average, which this season has been only 1.8/game (down half a turnover from last year). Pierce has remained relatively healthy the last three seasons (only 13 regular season games missed), so look for him to put up steady numbers.

Kevin Garnett is no longer an elite force that he once was, however, having him on your team won’t hurt you unless Garnett gets injured. The last two full seasons Garnett has missed a total of 38 games. A major plus is Garnett will actually help you with steals. He’s averaging 1.7 this season and in doing so he is the only power forward/center in the top 20 in this category. And as always Garnett is pulling down a strong 9.9 rebounds a game.

Ray Allen is still filling up the stat sheet at the ripe old age of 35. Ray is shooting 49 percent ...

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