2:41 AM EDT, Fri August 26, 2016
CelticsBlog Aug 9, 2016

Could the Boston Celtics have the best defense in the NBA?

The Boston Celtics boasted one of the best defensive records in the NBA last season. If they improve this season could they become the best defensive team in the NBA? The Celtics have become feared and revered around the league for their dogged defense. Last season they finished fourth in defensive efficiency rating while making headlines and turning heads by turning around several games in their dying minutes. This season they look to be even better. With Al Horford and Jaylen Brown joining a line-up that includes, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart, the Celtics look set to...
CelticsBlog Aug 3, 2016

Suicides squad

C's gonna run this town. Anyone that's played organized basketball knows what suicides are.  The Celtics have their own version called the "Boston Marathon" that they use at the end of their pre-draft workouts.  It's a drill used to test a player's stamina and sometimes, punish a team's lack of hustle.  Next year, Boston wants to ramp up the pace and could have opponents running suicides for all 48 minutes. When healthy last season, the Celtics had a nine-man rotation with Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Jared Sullinger, and Amir Johnson backed up by Marcus Smart, Evan...
CelticsBlog Aug 3, 2016

Celtics have one of the deepest teams in the league

Brad Stevens has a lot of options at his disposal. CBS Sports published two articles where their writers ranked the best starting lineups and benches across the league. In the first article, they ranked the Celtics starting lineup as the 7th best in the league. Not too bad. For those curious, they projected Amir Johnson next to Al Horford, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder. I would probably put Olynyk in at the tip in order to have Johnson’s defensive presence on the 2nd unit, but I’m happy to defer to whatever Brad Stevens decides. Perhaps more interesting was the fact...