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
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)
Rumoured Offers / Signings:
- Grant Hill (UFA) is interested in signing with either the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder or Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Houston Rockets are still attempting to get Dwight Howard – offering to amnesty Luis Scola and trade several first-round draft picks to the Orlando Magic. The Rockets will also take on the contracts of Jason Richardson, Glen Davis and Chris Duhon.
- The Dallas Mavericks are interested in bidding on Luis Scola.
- The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to sign either Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand or Jermaine O’Neal under the veteran’s minimum.