NBA’s Atlantic Division: Offseason Report Card

August 23rd, 2010 by Eitan Rosenberg Leave a reply »
It's that time of year again.  Grade reporting time.

First we'll start with the Atlantic Division where we can see why this offseason was perhaps the biggest one in NBA history.


Boston Celtics: B+

The Celtics had probably a much greater challenge entering the offseason than people realize.

Pierce and Ray Allen’s deals were up and head coach Doc Rivers was considering retirement.

The team was on the verge of a major shakeup, a deterrent for a true title contender.

On top of everything, the team also needed to ensure they had replacements for Kendrick Perkins, who will start the season on the injury reserve, and the retired Rasheed Wallace.

Boston also had far fewer trading assets to dangle in order to fill in these voids.

Boston was surprisingly able to fill in most of their voids.

Netting Shaquille O'Neal for the league minimum is a steal considering other contracts allotted to serviceable centers over the years.

The team also was able to spend their mid-level exception wisely on long-time effective post player, Jermaine O&rsquo ...

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