Rasheed Wallace Is Boston Celtics’ Big Ticket to Success in 2010

January 5th, 2010 by Nick Gelso Leave a reply »
It's an unbelievable thought that it is now January 2010. It seems like yesterday we were watching the Celtics struggle through the 2009 NBA playoffs, depleted of bench options.

The 2009 Celtics were forced, through injuries, to display a toughness not seen from a defending NBA champion in some time. A team decimated by injuries to key players were thrust into the shallows of the early rounds of the playoffs. Facing off first against the Chicago Bulls in round one, the two teams delighted us to a seven-game extravaganza that was certainly one of the most entertaining (first round) series in NBA history.

As the '09 Celtics season came to a screeching halt in a Game Seven loss to the Orlando Magic in the semifinals, it was apparent that the team was lacking depth on the front line and versatility off the bench. The Mikki Moore and Starbury experiments had failed and the rotations were left to just seven players.

Despite the lack of production from Moore and Marbury, Rajon Rondo developed into a star point guard and undeniable team leader. Glen Davis also showed he is a certified role player, not to be underestimated.

The loss of James P ...

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