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What to think after two games?

 


There are really only two types of Celtics fans at the moment

Fan A: "We played the two best teams in the Eastern Conference, and split! I'll take that any day - Tatum and Brown have looked solid, some of the bench pieces look better than expected, and once Kemba gets back, we'll be all set!"

Fan B: "We're one lucky bankshot away from being 0-2. Yes, they played well for 3 quarters against the Bucks - but fell apart in the 4th, per usual. And there's no way we can hope to keep up with that Nets team. Tatum isolations can maybe get us the 5 seed in the East."

Like much of the last 3 years, this season's Celtics are likely to be an enigma. One quarter they look destined for the Finals, and the next they look like they'll be playing to a first round exit. Across the board, there's a "but" for every major contributor

Jayson Tatum was lights out vs Milwaukee... but when will he get over his isolation enamoration?

Jaylen Brown has fared well as a second option... but will he be able to maintain that?

Marcus Smart was a solid floor general in Game 1... but 4/12 in Game 2?

Daniel Theis is a great glue guy... but are we really relying on him to space the floor?

Tristan Thompson has been a workhorse... but will he be as effective against serious length like Brooklyn's?

Jeff Teague had a phenomenal Game 1... but was nowhere to be found in Game 2?

Grant Williams is developing some great playmaking instincts... but will his 3 point shot ever be reliable?

Semi Ojeleye and Payton Pritchard have given good minutes... but can we really trust them to be contributors on a playoff team?

There are a lot of questions about this team. At their best, they can play with anyone in the league. At their worst, they might be fighting for a playoff spot. 2 games is an incredibly small sample, but it feels like we will be having these types of conversations throughout the season. 



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