The Boston Celtics look to return to the top echelon of the NBA in the 2009-2010 season before the clock stops ticking on their aged superstars. Playing in an improved Eastern Conference with Cleveland, Orlando, Miami (if the Lamar Odom/Carlos Boozer talks come into fruition), a healthy Washington, a rebuilding Detroit, and a talented Atlanta team, the C’s are in a win now situation.
Yes. Rasheed Wallace helps but his role is yet to be set.
Maybe. Kevin Garnett is 33. Paul Pierce is 31. Ray Allen is 33. Rasheed Wallace is 34. Not like these players cannot still perform but they are past their physical prime.
No. Kevin Garnett, you cannot guarantee championships in 2010 and 2011. The same teams in contention last season all improved and there could very well be a reshuffling of the NBA (see here) before the 2011 season.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge feels like he has a championship roster but has stated if changes were needed to be made he wouldn’t hesitate. Sounds like a great chemistry builder, better watch your back in Boston.
So with an aging roster and Kevin Garnett throwing out more guarantees than the guy in the Men’s Wearhouse commercials, the Celtics might have trouble bringing another championship to Beantown.