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After a basement dwelling year with only 25 wins in the 2013-2014 season, the Boston Celtics have slowly been rebuilding, winning 40 games the next year and 48 last season. In 2016, fans are hoping they can make another leap from young with potential, to actual NBA contender. The addition of Al Horford, who came to Boston as a free agent from the Atlanta Hawks, is certainly a positive as he will help bolster the Celtics on both offense and defense this season. His consistency should be a good foundation for this team, along with the strength of Isaiah Thomas. Thomas and Avery Bradley are an NBA backcourt duo that is highly underrated, while forward Jae Crowder just keeps improving season after season. The Celtic’s first-round and third overall pick of the 2016 draft, Jaylen Brown, should fit in nicely with this Boston team, especially with the absence of Evan Turner, who fled for Portland during the free agency period.
Only time will tell if this Celtics team has what it takes to be legitimate title contenders, but coach Brad Stevens and GM Danny Ainge have certainly put them in a very favorable position to do so. This squad is heading in the right direction and are hoping their young core will mature into true leaders in the league. Be sure to purchase your Boston Celtics tickets, and come out to support these guys all season long. You won’t want to miss one shot, foul or rebound, as the 2016-2017 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for this Celtics team.
The Boston Celtics are an incredible franchise that has won 17 championships in 21 NBA finals appearances. Its uniform has been worn by 16 Hall of Fame players, including Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Dennis Johnson, Nate Archibald, and Bob Cousy. It is a basketball franchise that may be the very best of all NBA teams.
All this began in 1946, but the fans would have to wait a decade before the team would win its first championship. It would be the first of 11 in 13 seasons. This would be the second dynasty in the history of the league and the first for the franchise. Bill Russell served as the anchor for the defense for this squad and players like Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, John Havlicek, and Sam Jones worked with him to dominate for over a decade. The only other team that has enjoyed as close to a run has been the New York Yankees in the MLB.
Boston fans have never had to endure futility for very long. The brief struggle in the 1970s ended when Dave Cowens suited up and took the place of Russell. Larry Bird, Dennis Johnson, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale took over in the 1980s and continued a rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers that had begun decades earlier when the Lakers played in Minneapolis.
Unfortunately, the tragic death of Reggie Lewis (Bird’s replacement) left the franchise reeling until Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce teamed up to begin the 21st century. Walker would be allowed to leave and Boston spent the next few seasons looking for a great nucleus. General Manager and former Celtic player Danny Ainge managed to obtain the services of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. The trio of Pierce, Garnett, and Allen won one championship and kept the team competitive. Now Pierce and Garnett remain and Boston appears ready to find a new cast of stars to lead the team to the finals.