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The Celtics roster depth should lead to success.


      So far, Celtics fans, Brad and the front office have shaped this roster - it has depth. There are plenty of players who can play multiple positions. Question is, are they done? 

     Let's look at the center spot. Robert Williams should be the starter and with his athletic abilities he will be very successful. He can block shots, rebound, make quality passes and has some offensive skills. Behind him you have Enes Kanter who can score and rebound quite effectively. Defensively he needs work. The wild card is Bruno Fernando who could be a dirt-dawg-type player with a KG edge.
     
     The forward spot is led by Jayson Tatum who, as we all saw last year, can be an elite NBA player. He can score at will, pass the ball, rebound when needed and can get down on D. Al Horford is back and we know what his skill set offers. Good passer, defender and can score when needed. Then there are a few questions - will Jabari Parker get and utilize his minutes? Are there any minutes for Grant? There are question marks surrounding Sam Hauser, who can light it up and Juancho Hernangomez who can spread the floor as well. 

     The guard spot is pretty clogged. Jaylen Brown is becoming a Scottie Pippen type player who can do just about anything. Marcus Smart brings that Wolverine mentality on defense. Now it's time for him to become a true facilitator. Dennis Schroder is another tough minded defender who can get his points when needed. Yet another defensive dawg is Josh Richardson with the ability to score. With Pritchard and Nesmith, we have two guys coming into their own who are willing to do just about anything on the floor and their skills show that. The wildcard is Langford who is never healthy and may not see much playing time this season. 

     There are a number of players who can be used in multiple positions on the court. That will give new coach Ime Udoka plenty of flexibility pairing certain players and lineups together. Not only can the starting five be a top line-up, but the bench unit can be efficient as well. Brad and the front office took a team that last year, didn't have much flexibility. This team will be so adept at being able to change on the fly in any given game. The lineups are endless

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