Boston Celtics: Hoping Their Luck Starts in Training Camp

The Boston Celtics had high expectations last season and they failed them horrendously. Even though they were the number four seed in the east and advanced to the second round of the playoffs, Boston lost in five games to the Milwaukee Bucks and the Celtics had many questions to answer.

A lot of people thought they were going to win it all last season before the season started because Boston was getting back Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward from injury. The Boston Celtics were the number two seed in 2017-2018 without them and they were one win away from the NBA Finals and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games that season.

It will be interesting to see how well Boston plays this season now that Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Terry Rozier are all not around the team anymore.

Some people believe that the Celtics will actually be better off without Kyrie Irving. They will miss Horford and Rozier. This team will be constructed a lot different this season and Head Coach Brad Stevens will need to find a way to figure that out.

Kemba Walker was signed to a four-year deal in the offseason. Boston and their fans are hoping he will fit in with the team just fine.

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The Celtics within will have high expectations, but the media doesn’t really have high expectations for them in the 2019-2020 season and it might be a good thing for them. Boston has not won it all since the 2007-2008 season.

The Boston Celtics will most likely make the playoffs this season, but I don’t expect them to be a Top 4 team in the east. The Milwaukee Bucks, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Raptors, and the Indiana Pacers might all be better than them this season.

If Boston for some reason missed the playoffs, it would indeed be catastrophic for them.

The projected starting lineup will be (C) Enes Kanter, (PF) Gordon Hayward, (SF) Jayson Tatum, (SG) Jaylen Brown, and (PG) Kemba Walker.

Key players off the bench will be (PG) Carsen Edwards, (G) Romeo Langford, (F) Semi Ojeleye, (G) Marcus Smart, (F) Daniel Theis, (F) Grant Williams, and (C/F) Robert Williams.

Carsen Edwards was a scoring machine at Purdue University during the NCAA tournament. Thus Edwards could provide instant offense off the bench for this team. Langford and Williams are also rookies and the Boston Celtics hope they will play meaningful minutes this season.

I would not surprise me to see this team have a ton of growing pains during the regular season. I am also very curious if Tacko Fall will make the roster or if he will be in the G-League. Fall is 7’6″ and he was a college sensation at UCF.

Boston has not announced a training camp date yet. The Celtics will begin preseason play at home against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, October 6. Boston will begin the season on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, October 23. The Boston Celtics will have their home opener on Friday, October 25 against the Toronto Raptors.

How do you see the 2019 Boston Celtics? Leave a comment below.

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