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Season Thoughts

In a roller coaster year met by poor health and bad losses early on. The Celtics have turned things around and are now 6th in the East.  

 
May we all embrace this Celtics team like Gino! 

     The Jays have grown exponentially, their passing skills are what I see as a huge piece of growth. They are trusting each other, but also trusting their teammates. They play tenacious D, both can get to the rack, and are becoming true all around players! I don't need to use the word Star, because to me they are All Around Basketball players! That means more, now we just need to see them become winners in the post season. 

    Marcus the Wolverine Smart, he's taken on the role of floor general and done a great job. There are not to many times when we tell at the TV saying don't shoot! He sees the floor well on offense and you can see him direct guys on both ends! Yet another Celtics player who has matured on the court! 

   RWill is becoming that third All Around Basketball player! His game improves every season, he's Mr Hustle if you ask me! He's saved so many offensive possessions for this team! His basketball IQ has grown and he passes well for a big. We all know rebounding and blocked shots are his specialty. Just need him healthy. 

     Al being back is a joy, despite getting long in years, he's almost averaging a double-double. He does a little of everything in a big way. GWill has been a guy who has grown so much. He's Mr Corner 3! His defense and passing have grown as well. Talk about a guy who went from is there room on the roster for him, to being a HUGE bench piece! 

     Both PP and 3Smith didn't get alot of early game time this season. After a few trades the roster is shorter and now they can contribute as they did last season. Making an an impact on both sides of the ball! Two guys willing to give up their body for the team! 

   Kudos to Brad Stevens, trading for Derrick White who is Marcus Smart 2.0! This dude can do it all, knock down shots, make sweet passes and play GREAT D! He has that it factor. Another steal of a trade was bringing back DT! A guy who can spell the bigs but also brings a lot to the floor. Another player who can give a taste of everything out there. 

     This season hasn't always been fun, especially early on. Injuries and poor play plagued this group. We now see how health, DEFENSE and moving the BALL, matter! During this win streak, we saw how they can be a very good team. It all starts with D, which we are a top team in the league. Our offense has taken shape into a well oiled machine when we move the ball. 

Kudos to Coach Udoka, getting this team to buy in and play for one another. Question is Celtics readers where do you see this team at the end of the season. My thoughts are top 4 in the East are possible, if not I see no playoff matchup that scares me. We match up well against anyone. They do say DEFENSE wins championships! I'm not going there but ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! 

   Give us your thoughts, Bleed Green! 



     

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