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Boston Celtics – 2013 Preview

Last Season: 39-27, lost Conference Finals to Miami

Starting 5: Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, Kevin Garnett

Bench: Deep in frontcourt and backcourt.  Bradley will be able to fill in minutes as PG when healthy as well as possibly starting at SG.  Terry in a sixth man roll again.  Green getting minutes at SF and PF spots.  Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger will get solid minutes also.

Expected Wins:  50-55 wins

Expected Losses: 27-32 losses

Offseason moves:

Players Kept – F Brandon Bass, G Avery Bradley, G Keyon Dooling, F/C Kevin Garnett, F Jeff Green, F Paul Pierce, G Rajon Rondo

Free Agents – G/F Marquis Daniels, G/F Mickael Pietrus

Players Added – F Kris Joseph (draft), C Fab Melo (draft), F Jared Sullinger (draft), C Jason Collins (FA), G Jason Terry (FA), F/C Chris Wilcox (FA), G Courtney Lee (trade)

Players Lost – G Ray Allen (FA), C Ryan Hollins (FA), C Greg Stiemsma (FA), C Jermaine O’Neal (FA), F/C JaJuan Johnson (trade), G E’Twaun Moore (trade), G/F Sasha Pavlovic (trade), F/C Sean Williams (trade)

July 31st Deals

Signings:

  • The Boston Celtics sign C Jason Collins, re-sign G Keyon Dooling
  • The Chicago Bulls sign C Nazr Mohammed and G Nate Robinson
  • The Dallas Mavericks re-sign G Delonte West
  • The Golden State Warriors re-sign G Brandon Rush, sign F Carl Landry
  • The Los Angeles Clippers sign F Ronny Turiaf
  • The Memphis Grizzlies re-sign C Hamed Haddadi
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves sign F Andrei Kirilenko
  • The Philadelphia Sixers sign G Royal Ivey
  • The Toronto Raptors sign G John Lucas III

Trades:

  • The Atlanta Hawks trade G Willie Green to the Los Angeles Clippers for F Sofoklis Schortsanitis
  • Three team trade involving the New Orleans Hornets, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns:
    • The Hornets receive C Robin Lopez (from Phoenix), F Hakim Warrick (from Phoenix) and cash considerations (from Minnesota)
    • The Timberwolves receive G Jermoe Dyson (from New Orleans), C Brad Miller (from New Orleans) and 3 second-round draft picks (from New Orleans)
    • The Suns receive F Wesley Johnson (from Minnesota) and a first-round draft pick (from Minnesota)
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