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Will the Celtics' defense improve next season?

Will the Celtics' defense improve next season?

On Avery Bradley Day at CelticsBlog, let's talk defense. Even though the Celtics finished a dismal 25-57 last season, Boston ranked 13th in points allowed. After adding Marcus Smart and seven-footer Tyler Zeller to the roster, can they keep their defense up? Blame Avery Bradley for setting the bar pretty high.  At his camp a few weeks ago, he said: "Everyone keeps telling me that Marcus is a great defender and ... I'm excited about that," said Bradley. "Because Rondo is a great defender as well. Last year, he still played great defense, but this year I feel like he's going to take it...
Celtics Today Sep 5, 2014
The Celtics have a solid defensive guard rotation, will it translate into wins?

The Celtics have a solid defensive guard rotation, will it translate into wins?

Avery Bradley is well known for his defensive pressure, and for his all around defensive skill set. Rondo is a former All-NBA defensive player, and if he wants that big deal. Rondo will need a renewed focus on the defensive end. Rondo, and Bradley could easily be the best defensive guard duo in the NBA. If Rondo goes back to his roots. Now with Marcus Smart in Boston, the guard rotation is pretty tight. Smart has also made a strong impression with his defensive game. So will that give an edge going into the season? ESPN BostonOn Wednesday, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix Tweeted how scouts...

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